Karaputa, aka: Kara-puta, Karapuṭa; 3 Definition(s)


Karaputa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

Karaputa in Pali glossary... « previous · [K] · next »

karapuṭa : (m.) the folded hand.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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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-English dictionary

Karaputa in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [K] · next »

Karapuṭa (करपुट).—

1) the hands joined and hollowed to receive anything.

2) A box, chest with a lid; तेषां रक्षणमप्यासीन्महान्करपुट- स्तथा (teṣāṃ rakṣaṇamapyāsīnmahānkarapuṭa- stathā) Mb.14.65.16.

Derivable forms: karapuṭaḥ (करपुटः).

Karapuṭa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kara and puṭa (पुट).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Karapuṭa (करपुट).—n.

(-ṭaṃ) 1. Joining the palms of the hands to shew respect. 2. The hands joined and hollowed to receive anything. E. kara, and puṭa a bag.

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