Kalpaka: 8 definitions

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Kalpaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kalpaka (कल्पक).—Śiva’s garden. It is situated in Kailāsa. (Kathāsaritsāgara, Kathāpīṭhakalambaka, Part I).

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kalpaka (कल्पक).—a (S) Ingenious, inventive, imaginative, contriving, devising.

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kālpaka (काल्पक).—a (Corr. from kalpaka) Imaginative, inventive, ingenious.

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

kalpaka (कल्पक).—a Ingenious, inventive.

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kalpaka (कल्पक).—[kḹp-ṇvul]

1) A rite.

2) A barber, Kau. A. 1.12.

3) See कल्पवृक्षः (kalpavṛkṣaḥ); कल्पकप्रसवोदयः (kalpakaprasavodayaḥ) Viś. Guṇā.5.

4) A kind of tree, Curcurna (Mar. kacorā). a. conformng to a settled rule or standard; याजयित्वाश्वमेधैस्तं त्रिभि- रुत्तमकल्पकैः (yājayitvāśvamedhaistaṃ tribhi- ruttamakalpakaiḥ) Bhāg.1.8.6.

Derivable forms: kalpakaḥ (कल्पकः).

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Kālpaka (काल्पक).—Zedoary.

Derivable forms: kālpakaḥ (काल्पकः).

See also (synonyms): kālpa.

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

Kalpaka (कल्पक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A barber. E. kṛp to cut, vun aff.

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Kālpaka (काल्पक).—m.

(-kaḥ) Zedoary: see the preceding; also kālyaka.

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

Kalpaka (कल्पक).—[kalpa + ka], m. Rite, Mahābhārata 14, 1571.

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

Kalpaka (कल्पक).—[adjective] normal, answering; stating, supposing (—°); [masculine] ordinance, rule, precept.

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

1) Kalpaka (कल्पक):—[from kalpa] mfn. conforming to a settled rule or standard, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa i, 8, 6; ix, 11, 1]

2) [v.s. ...] adopting, [Harivaṃśa]

3) [v.s. ...] m. a rite, ceremony, [Mahābhārata] ([Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa ii, 7, 18, 4] of doubtful meaning [commentator or commentary] kaplaka)

4) [v.s. ...] a barber (cf. kalpanī; [Lithuanian] kerpikas), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] a kind of Curcuma (commonly karcūra), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) Kālpaka (काल्पक):—[from kālpa] m. Curcuma Zerumbet, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] ([varia lectio] kālyaka).

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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. 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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