Kurpasa, Kurpāsa, Kūrpāsa: 9 definitions


Kurpasa 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Kūrpāsa (कूर्पास) (or Kūrpāsaka) refers to a “blouse”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.54 (“Description of the duties of the chaste wife”).—Accordingly, as a Brahmin lady said to Pārvatī: “[...] If a chaste lady wishes for the longevity of her husband she shall not forsake turmeric, vermilion, saffron, collyrium, a blouse (kūrpāsa) [kūrpāsakañca], the betel, the necklace, ornaments, brushing and plaiting the hair bangles and earrings. A chaste woman shall never associate intimately with a washerwoman, a harlot, a female ascetic or a fallen woman. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kurpāsa (कुर्पास) or Kūrpāsa (कूर्पास).—A sort of bodice worn by women; मनोज्ञकूर्पासकपीडितस्तनाः (manojñakūrpāsakapīḍitastanāḥ) Ṛtusaṃhāra 5.8,4.16. v. l.

Derivable forms: kurpāsaḥ (कुर्पासः), kūrpāsaḥ (कूर्पासः).

See also (synonyms): kurpāsaka.

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Kūrpāsa (कूर्पास).—= कुर्पास (kurpāsa) q. v. also

-kūrpāsakaḥ cf. कूर्पासकं क्षतनखक्षतमुत्क्षिपन्ती (kūrpāsakaṃ kṣatanakhakṣatamutkṣipantī) Śiśupālavadha 5.23.

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

Kurpāsa (कुर्पास).—m.

(-saḥ) A sort of bodice or jacket: see kūrpāsa; also with kan added kurpāsaka.

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

1) Kurpāsa (कुर्पास):—for kūrp q.v.

2) Kūrpasa (कूर्पस):—n. the inner part of a cocoa-nut, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]

3) Kūrpāsa (कूर्पास):—m. a cuirass or quilted jacket (worn as armour), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) (= cola) a jacket [commentator or commentary] on [Naiṣadha-carita xxii, 42.]

5) a kind of plant, [Kādambarī]

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

Kurpāsa (कुर्पास):—(saḥ) 1. m. A kind of bodice.

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

Kūrpāsa (कूर्पास) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kuppāsa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kurpasa 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

Kūrpāsa (ಕೂರ್ಪಾಸ):—

1) [noun] an outer, upper garment, with or without sleeves, of women.

2) [noun] a flexible body armour made of small, overlapping metal rings, loops of chain; a mail.

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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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