Dhapa, Ḍhapa: 4 definitions


Dhapa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Dhap.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Dhapa [धाप] in the Marathi language is the name of a plant identified with Sesuvium portulacastrum from the Aizoaceae (Ice plant) family having the following synonyms: Portulaca portulacastrum. For the possible medicinal usage of dhapa, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ḍhapa (ढप).—f Commonly ḍhaba.

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ḍhāpā (ढापा).—m A large kind of tile, ridge-tile.

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dhāpa (धाप).—f ( H) Quickened respiration, panting. 2 Impeded respiration, gasping; the disease Asthma or Dyspnœa. Ex. tukayācēṃ lagna kēlēṃ asatāṃ || pari navarīsa hōtī dhāpēcī vyathā ||. dhāpā dēṇēṃ or dāṭaṇēṃ To breathe hard; to pant, heave, gasp.

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dhāpa (धाप).—f khāṇēṃ (A phrase at iṭīdāṇḍū and in plays with the ball, quoits, or cowries.) To pass or stretch over the bound-line in throwing the ball &c.

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dhāpā (धापा).—m A kind of grass. 2 A tile of the flat kind.

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dhāpā (धापा).—ad C Used with karaṇēṃ. To injure or damage utterly; to spoil.

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

ḍhāpā (ढापा).—m a ridge-tile.

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dhāpa (धाप).—f Quickened respiration, panting, Asthma.

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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

Dhapa (धप) [Also spelled dhap]:—(nf) a thud; persistence; unending repetition of a demand; hence ~[dhapa] (nf); —[dharanā] to persist, to go on repeating one’s demand persistently.

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