Lepya: 6 definitions

Introduction

Lepya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra

Lepya (लेप्य) refers to “clay” or “sandalwood paste”. It is one of the eight materials of which sacred images may be made, according to the Bhāgavatapurāṇa 11.27.12.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

lēpya (लेप्य).—a S (Possible, purposed, necessary &c.) to be spread as unguent or plaster.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lepya (लेप्य).—a.

1) To be plastered, smeared &c.

2) Moulded, modelled; शैली दारुमयी लौही लेप्या लेख्या च सैकती (śailī dārumayī lauhī lepyā lekhyā ca saikatī) (pratimāṣṭa- vidhā) Bhāg.11.27.12.

-pyam 1 Plastering, smearing.

2) Moulding, modelling, making models.

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

Lepya (लेप्य).—mfn.

(-pyaḥ-pyā-pyaṃ) To be spread, as unguent or plaster, to be anointed or plastered. n.

(-pyaṃ) 1. Plastering, spreading or smearing ointment, mortar, &c. 2. Making models, moulding. E. lip to plaster, ṇyat aff.

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

Lepya (लेप्य).—[adjective] to be smeared or soiled.

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

1) Lepya (लेप्य):—[from lip] mfn. to be smeared or anointed or stained or defiled, [Maitrī-upaniṣad]

2) [v.s. ...] moulded, modelled, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] n. plastering, moulding, modelling, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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. 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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