Kapasa, Kapāsa, Kapasha: 8 definitions


Kapasa means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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 Kapas.

In Jainism

Jain philosophy

Source: archive.org: Anekanta Jaya Pataka of Haribhadra Suri

Kapāsa (कपास) (Gujarati; in Sanskrit: Karpāsa) refers to a “cotton plant”, as occurring in the Anekāntajayapatākā-prakaraṇa, a Śvetāmbara Jain philosophical work written by Haribhadra Sūri.—[Cf. Vol. II, P. 134, l. 10]

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Kapasa [কাপাস] in the Bengali language is the name of a plant identified with Gossypium hirsutum L. from the Malvaceae (Mallow) family having the following synonyms: Gossypium mexicanum, Gossypium religiosum. For the possible medicinal usage of kapasa, 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.

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

Kapasa in North Rhodesia is the name of a plant defined with Tecoma stans in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Bignonia frutescens Mill. (among others).

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

· Edinburgh Philosophical Journal (1823)
· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1898)
· Species Plantarum (1763)
· Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis (1919)
· The Gardeners’ Chronicle & Agricultural Gazette (1855)
· Journal of the Arnold Arboretum (1948)

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

Kapāsa, =kappāsa, q. v. Dāvs II. 39. (Page 186)

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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

kapāsa (कपास).—m ( H) Cotton. 2 Applied to a flock of cotton, or a flake of any light substance flying about, or to the cotton-like substance around a young bhēraḷīmāḍa. Esp. as used for tinder.

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kāpaśā (कापशा).—a C (kāpūsa) Fat and bloated; flabby. 2 Of loose and watery substance, or become cottony or soft and flaccid;--used of muḷā, bhōpaḷā, dōḍakā &c.

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

kāpaśā (कापशा).—a Flabby; fat and bloated. Flaccid.

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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

Kapāsa (कपास) [Also spelled kapas]:—(nf) cotton; cottonplant.

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