Karpata, Karpaṭa, Kārpaṭa: 13 definitions

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Karpata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India. 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Karpaṭa (कर्पट).—Pāṣaṇḍas who live by sheer prowess.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 78. 30.

2) Kārpaṭa (कार्पट).—A heretical sect.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 14. 39.
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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

1) Karpaṭa (कर्पट, “poor towns”) or Karbaṭa is a designation for a type of village. For example, according to the Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra 1.4 it is said that Bharata “was ruler of poor towns (karbaṭa), and isolated towns (maḍamba) with a high degree of wealth to the number of twenty-four thousand”. (Also see Kalpasūtra with Kiraṇāvalī comentary: 1. 88, p. 73b.)

2) Kārpaṭa (कार्पट, “beggar”) or Kārpaṭika. The editor of the text interprets the word, in Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra 9.4.152 as ‘traveler’ which suits better. Also in 9.4.172.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Karpaṭa.—cf. karpaṭa-pade (LP), supposed to be something like nazarāna; literally, ‘[payment] on account of clothes’ (same as karpaṭa-bhāvena). Note: karpaṭa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Karpaṭa (कर्पट).—

1) Old, ragged or patched garment.

2) A piece of cloth, strip.

3) A soiled garment; or a red coloured garment.

4) A cloth; Pañcatantra (Bombay) 5.

Derivable forms: karpaṭaḥ (कर्पटः), karpaṭam (कर्पटम्).

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Kārpaṭa (कार्पट).—[karpaṭa-aṇ]

1) A petitioner, a suitor, a candidate.

2) A rag.

3) Lac.

Derivable forms: kārpaṭaḥ (कार्पटः).

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

Karpaṭa (कर्पट).—m.

(-ṭaḥ) Old and patched or ragged garments. E. kṛp to be able, and aṭan aff.

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Kārpaṭa (कार्पट).—m.

(-ṭaḥ) 1. Lac, the animal dye. 2. A petitioner, a suitor, one who begs for employment, &c.

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

Karpaṭa (कर्पट).— (this and some of the following words seem to be derived from a base karp = [Latin] carpo), m. and n. Rags, [Pañcatantra] 236, 25.

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

Karpaṭa (कर्पट).—[neuter] rag, patch.

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

1) Karpaṭa (कर्पट):—n. (as m., [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) old or patched or ragged garments, a patch, rag, [Pañcatantra; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

2) Name of a mountain, [Kālikā-purāṇa]

3) Kārpaṭa (कार्पट):—m. ([from] karpaṭa), ‘one dressed in ragged garments’, a beggar, petitioner, suitor, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) lac, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

1) Karpaṭa (कर्पट):—(ṭaḥ) 1. m. Old ragged garment.

2) Kārpaṭa (कार्पट):—(ṭaḥ) 1. m. Lac; a petitioner.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Karpaṭa (कर्पट) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kappaḍa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Karpata in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Karpaṭa (ಕರ್ಪಟ):—

1) [noun] a woven, knitted or pressed fabric of fibrous material, as cotton, wool, silk, synthetic fibers, etc. ; a cloth.

2) [noun] a waste piece of cloth, esp. one that is old or torn; rag.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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