Jap: 10 definitions



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Pali-English dictionary

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

Jap, (p)aka (adj.) whispering, see kaṇṇa. ° (Page 279)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jap (जप्).—1 P. (japati, japita or japta)

1) To utter in a low voice, repeat internally, mutter; जपन्नपि तवैवालापमन्त्रावलिम् (japannapi tavaivālāpamantrāvalim) Gīt.5; हरिरिति हरिरिति जपति सकामम् (haririti haririti japati sakāmam) 4; N.11.26.

2) To mutter prayers or spells; Ms.11.194,251,26.

3) To pray to one or invoke in a low voice.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Jap (जप्).—[japa] r. 1st cl. (japati) 1. To speak, to say or tell. 2. To meditate, to speak internally, to say to one’s self. With upa prefixed, to divide. bhvā-para-saka-seṭ .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Jap (जप्).— (a form of jalp), i. 1, [Parasmaipada.] (also [Ātmanepada.], Mahābhārata 13, 750). 1. To speak low, to murmur (prayers), [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 78. 2. To pray to in a low voice, Mahābhārata 13, 750. 3. To invoke murmuring, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 4, 7, 29.

— Ptcple. of the future pass. japya and jāpya, n. A low prayer, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 87; [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 8, 3, 1.

— With the prep. anu anu, To pray low afterwards, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 5, 18, 29.

— With abhi abhi, To charm, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 25, 36.

— With upa upa, 1. To whisper to, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 9, 38. 2. To bring over to one’s party, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 7, 197.

— With pra pra, To recite in a low tone, Mahābhārata 3, 13432.

— With sam sam, To report, Mahābhārata 4, 111.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Jap (जप्).—japati japate [participle] japita & japta whisper, mutter, [especially] prayers, invoke in a low voice.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Jap (जप्):—[class] 1. japati (rarely [Ātmanepada] [Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra iii, 6, 4; Mahābhārata iii, xiii]; [perfect tense] jajāpa; 3. du. jepatur, [Rāmāyaṇa i]; [infinitive mood] japitum, [Mahābhārata xii, 7336]; [indeclinable participle] ptvā, [Manu-smṛti xi; Rāmāyaṇa i]; pitvā, [Manu-smṛti xi; Vetāla-pañcaviṃśatikā])

—to utter in a low voice, whisper, mutter ([especially] prayers or incantations), [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa ii, 38; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Lāṭyāyana; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Kauśika-sūtra; Manu-smṛti] etc.;

—to pray to any one ([accusative]) in a low voice, [Mahābhārata xiii, 750];

—to invoke or call upon in a low voice, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa iv, 7, 29; Bhaviṣya-purāṇa, khaṇḍa 1 & 2: bhaviṣya-purāṇa & bhaviṣyottara-purāṇa i] :—[Intensive] jañjapyate, pīti ([Pāṇini 7-4, 86] ; p. pyamāna)

—to whisper repeatedly (implying blame, [iii, 1, 24]), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xi, 5, 5, 10.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Jap (जप्):—japati 1. a. To speakto one’s self; to meditate. upajap To divide.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Jap (जप्):—, japati , japate (seltener) ; Partic. japita und japta. —

1) halblaut — , flüsternd hersagen , hermurmeln (Gebete). japatām varaḥ der Beste unter den stillen Betern [73,15.] —

2) beflüstern , mit halblauter Stimme besprechen.

3) halblaut ein Gebet an Jmd richten , halblaut Jmd anrufen. — Intens. jañjapyate , jañjapīti beständig flüstern. Nach den Grammatikern soll ein Tadel darin liegen. — Mit anu nachher murmelnd hersagen. — Mit abhi beflüstern , besprechen. — Mit ā hineinflüstern. karne in’s Ohr. — Mit upa

1) zuflüstern , mit Loc. oder Acc. des Ohres. —

2) Jmd durch Zuflüsterungen auf seine Seite bringen. — Mit pari beflüstern , besprechen [Gobhila's Gṛyasūtra 2,3,18.4,5,19.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhatsaṃhitā 48,74.] — Mit pra herflüstern. — Mit prati erwiedernd flüstern. — Mit sam ausplaudern , weitererzählen , mittheilen.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Jap in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) adoration by way of repeating passages from scriptures, sacred formulae or a deity’s name, etc.; -[tapa] worship, adoration; devotion; ~[mala] a rosary..—jap (जप) is alternatively transliterated as Japa.

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