Chapa, Chāpa: 8 definitions


Chapa means something in Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi, biology. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chhaap.

Ambiguity: Although Chapa has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the word Capa. It further has the optional forms Chāpa.

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India history and geography

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Chapa (“mat”) is one of the many exogamous septs (division) among the Boyas (an old fighting caste of Southern India). The Boyas were much prized as fighting men in the stirring times of the eighteenth century .

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Chapa in India is the name of a plant defined with Bauhinia malabarica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Piliostigma acidum (Korth.) Benth. (among others).

2) Chapa is also identified with Lathyrus sativus It has the synonym Lathyrus sativas L. (etc.).

3) Chapa in Malaysia is also identified with Blumea balsamifera It has the synonym Conyza appendiculata Lam. (etc.).

4) Chapa is also identified with Blumea lanceolaria It has the synonym Bileveillea granulatifolia H. Lév. (etc.).

5) Chapa is also identified with Elephantopus mollis It has the synonym Scabiosa cochinchinensis Lour. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Toxicants of Plant Origin.
· Proceedings of the Indian Science Congress Association (1996)
· Queensland Agricultural Journal (1905)
· Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society (1997)
· Hortus Malabaricus
· American Journal of Chinese Medicine (1991)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

chāpa : (m.) the young one of animal.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Chāpa, & °ka (Sk. śāva) the young of an animal M.I, 384 (°ka); S.II, 269 (bhiṅka°); J.I, 460; II, 439 (sakuṇa°); Miln.402;—f. chāpī J.VI, 192 (maṇḍūka°). (Page 276)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

chāpa (छाप).—m ( H) A type or printing letter; any stamp or imprinting instrument. 2 Any stamp, print, or impression. 3 f A stroke of the hand (on a tabor &c.) Ex. mṛdaṅgāvara chāpa paḍalī mhaṇajē lōka kathēlā yētīla. 4 fig. An impression (a sense impressed) of the superiority of another. Ex. tyā paṇḍitācī pahilyā sabhēsa sarva paṇḍitāṃvara chāpa basalī. 5 Perfection, masterliness, eminent skill, the stamp or impress of a master. Ex. tyācyā bōlaṇyā kara- ṇyācā chāpa hyāsa bārā janmānta yāyācā nāhīṃ. 6 A stroke of the arms in swimming. v ṭāka. Hence, fig. chāpa ṭākaṇēṃ To make the show of; to exhibit an effort or a movement towards: and chāpa dēṇēṃ To afford beguiling promises or indications. chāpēkhālīṃ Under the sway or influence of. v asa, cāla, vāga, nibha.

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chāpa (छाप).—f n A piece of felt (about 1¼ cubit broad and 2½ long). Used as a sleeping mat, and to form the sides of a khōgīra; also as a ghāmōḷēṃ or saddle-cloth. The word is fem. in the whole piece, neut. when cut up.

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chāpā (छापा).—m ( H) A stamp or impression: also a stamping instrument. 2 For other senses see chappā.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

chāpa (छाप).—m A type; any stamp. f An im- pression of superiority over another; masterliness.

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chāpā (छापा).—m A stamp; a sudden attack upon an enemy.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Chapa (छप) [Also spelled chhap]:—(nf) a splashing sound, splash; -[chapa] splatter; (with) a recurrent splashing sound; also [chapāchapa].

2) Chāpa (छाप) [Also spelled chhaap]:—(nf) a print, an imprint; impression; stamp; mark; trademark; brand; —[choḍanā] to leave a mark, to impress.

3) Chāpā (छापा) [Also spelled chhapa]:—(nm) an imprint; a stamp; raid; ~[māra] guerilla; a raider; •[yudhda] guerilla warfare; —[māranā] to (conduct a) raid.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Chāpa (ಛಾಪ):—[noun] = ಛಾಪು [chapu].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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