Kapasa, Kapāsa, Kapasha: 5 definitions


Kapasa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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 Kapas.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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.

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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

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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