Karpasapicu, Karpāsapicu, Karpasa-picu: 1 definition



Karpasapicu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Karpasapichu.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Karpāsapicu (कर्पासपिचु).—(m.; = Pali kappāsa-picu; [compound] not noted in Sanskrit, where picu is masc.), cotton (in some form), used as symbol of lightness: Divyāvadāna 210.15; 388.15, along with tūlapicu, q.v.; both together in Pali in the same way SN v.284.1; there evidently was some difference between the two, but what?

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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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