Lap: 5 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lap (लप्).—1 P. (lapati)

1) To speak, talk in general.

2) To prate, chatter.

3) To whisper; कपोलतले मिलिता लपितुं किमपि श्रुतिमूले (kapolatale militā lapituṃ kimapi śrutimūle) Gīt.1.

4) To wail, lament. -Caus. (lāpa- yati-te) To cause to talk &c. With उद् (ud) to call out loudly to.

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

Lap (लप्).—[(ṛ) lapṛ] r. 1st cl. (lapati) To speak, to utter. With anu prefixed. 1. To talk like, to mimic. 2. To repeat. With apa, To deny. With āṅ, To address, to speak to. With pra, To talk incoherently. With prati, To gain, to get. With vi, To lament, to bewail. With vi and pra, To contradict, to dispute. With sam, 1. To converse, to discourse. 2. To be cunning or crafty.

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

Lap (लप्).—i. 1, [Parasmaipada.] (in epic poetry also [Ātmanepada.], [Nala] 21, 16). 1. To speak, [Gītagovinda. ed. Lassen.] 1, 41. 2. To lament, [Nala] 3, 27. Ptcple. of the pf. pass. lapitā, n. Voice. Frequent. lālap, lālapya, To lament, Mahābhārata 3, 10200. lālapya, [Parasmaipada.], Mahābhārata 1, 968.

— With the prep. apa apa, To deny, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 75, 24.

— With ā ā, To address, Mahābhārata 3, 15604. [Causal.] lāpaya, To ask, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 431; 242, 13.

— With pra pra, 1. To prattle, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 13, 14. 2. To speak, [Pañcatantra] 94, 12; to cry, Böhtl. Ind. Spr. 309. 3. To bewail, [Pañcatantra] 75, 25; Mahābhārata 3, 1203. 4. To invoke, Mahābhārata 2, 2339. pralapita, n. 1. Prattle, [Pañcatantra] 146, 1 (vṛthā-, Useless words). 2. Lamentation, Pañc, 224, 16. [Causal.] To incite to speak, [Mṛcchakaṭikā, (ed. Stenzler.)] 86, 14.

— With vi vi, 1. To wail, [Hitopadeśa] 44, 6, M.M.; Mahābhārata 3, 1203. 2. To bewail, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 1, 52. 3. To speak, [Johnson's Selections from the Mahābhārata.] 51, 110.

— With sam sam, To converse, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 179, 7. [Causal.] To cause to converse, to address, [Hitopadeśa] i. [distich] 77, M.M.

— Cf. [Latin] loqui; probably (a [denominative.] based on an old [frequentative.] and aff. van, with for )

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

1) Lap (लप्):—1. lap (cf.rap) [class] 1. [Parasmaipada] ([Dhātupāṭha x, 8]) lapati ([Epic] also te and lapyati; [perfect tense] lalāpa, lepus, [Mahābhārata] etc.; [Aorist] alāpīt [grammar]; [future] lapitā, [ib.]; lapiṣyati, [Brāhmaṇa] etc.; [infinitive mood] laptum, [Mahābhārata]; lapitum, [Kāvya literature]; [indeclinable participle] -lapya, [Mahābhārata]),

—to prate, chatter, talk (also of birds), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa];

—to whisper, [Gīta-govinda; Pañcarātra];

—to wail, lament, weep, [Nalôd.] :—[Causal] lāpayati, te ([Aorist] alīlapat or alalāpat [grammar]), to cause to talk, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad] :—[Desiderative] lilapiṣati [grammar]:—[Intensive] lālapīti, to prate senselessly, [Atharva-veda; Kāṭhaka];

lālapyate (mc. also ti), to wail, lament, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa];

—to address repeatedly, [Mahābhārata], lālapti [grammar]

2) cf. [Greek] ὀ-λοφ-ύρομαι ; perhaps [Latin] lāmentum for lap-mentum.

3) 2. lap (ifc.) speaking, uttering (See abhilāpalap).

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