Lapana, Lāpana: 14 definitions


Lapana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Lapna.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

lapana : (nt.) the mouth; speech. || lapanā (f.), prattling; flattering.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Lāpana, (nt.) (fr. lāpeti, Caus. of lap) muttering, utterance, speech It. 98; A. I, 165 (lapita°). Perhaps also to be read at Th. 2, 73.—Cp. upa°. (Page 582)

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Lapana, (nt.) & lapanā (f.) 1. talking, muttering; esp. prattling or uttering indistinct words for the sake of begging, patter D. I, 8; A. II, 26; III, 430; Nd1 389; Nett 94; Miln. 383. As f. lapanā at Vbh. 352; Vism. 23 & 27 (def.); VbhA. 482.—2. the mouth, in cpd. lapana-ja “mouth born, ” i.e. tooth J. VI, 218 (=mukhaja C.). ‹-› Cp. ālapana ālapanatā, ullapana. (Page 581)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

lapaṇa (लपण).—f (lapaṇēṃ) A hiding-place; a lurkinghole; covert, cover. 2 Hiding one's self. v dhara, ghē, kara, sādha.

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lāpana (लापन).—n S Shutting or closing. 2 Setting, planting, fixing. 3 Disentangling transposition and arranging in the natural order (verses, problems &c.) to make out the sense; construing, interpreting. Esp. used in comp. as śrlōkalāpana, granthalāpana.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lapana (लपन).—[lap-bhāve lyuṭ]

1) Talking, speaking.

2) The mouth.

Derivable forms: lapanam (लपनम्).

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

Lapana (लपन).—nt., and °nā (= Pali id.), boasting (of one's own religious qualities, to extract gifts from patrons; one of the 5 mithyājīva of a monk, see references s.v. kuhana): Mahāvyutpatti 2494 °nā = Tibetan kha gsag, vain mouth; twice written lepana (certainly a mere corruption) in Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā, see s.v. kuhana for these and other occurrences. Cf. prec. and next.

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Lāpana (लापन).—m. (Pali only nt., n. act.), speaking, one who speaks (n. ag.): gāthābhir gītābhir °naḥ Mahāvyutpatti 849, said of a Bodhisattva.

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

Lapana (लपन).—n.

(-naṃ) The mouth. 2. Talking. E. lap to speak, lyuṭ aff. of the instrument or act.

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

Lapana (लपन).—[lap + ana], n. 1. Speaking. 2. The mouth.

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

Lapana (लपन).—[neuter] mouth.

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

1) Lapana (लपन):—[from lap] n. the mouth, [Śiśupāla-vadha]

2) [v.s. ...] speaking, talking, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Lapana (लपन):—(naṃ) 1. n. The mouth; talking.

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Lapana 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Lapanā (लपना) [Also spelled lapna]:—(v) to be bent, to resile; to bend and resile in quick succession (as a cane).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Lapana (ಲಪನ):—

1) [noun] the act of speaking, talking.

2) [noun] the mouth.

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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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