Chappa, Chappā: 3 definitions


Chappa means something in Marathi, Hindi. 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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

chappā (छप्पा).—m ( H) A stamp or impression. v māra. 2 A round patch or mark with gandha on the forehead. v lāva. 3 A sudden attack upon an enemy; a coup de main. v ghāla. See sapphā. chappā vaḷaṇēṃ To make ravage and havoc; to carry off in great numbers--a disease.

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

chappā (छप्पा).—m An impression. A mark on the forehead. A sudden attack on the enemy. chappā vaḷaṇēṃ To make havoc.

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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

Chappa in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) a hand-breadth, a measure of four fingers; a span, small piece of land: —[cappa] every span of land, every inch of ground; every nook and corner; •[chana marana] to make a thorough search, to scan every inch of land, to search every nook and corner..—chappa (चप्पा) is alternatively transliterated as Cappā.

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