Lipta, Liptā: 18 definitions


Lipta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi, biology. 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 Lipt.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms

Lipta (लिप्त).—Minute of an arc. Note: Lipta is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Lipta (लिप्त, “ointment”) is another name for Lepa: a type of medicinal preparation, as defined in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva..—Lipta, lepana and ālepa are other names of Lepa (ointment). Drugs are pasted and then ghee, oil, honey etc are added to it if necessary. This pate form of drugs is applied thickly on the affected part. It is of three kinds, viz. doṣaghna (destroyer of ailments), viṣahara (anti-poison) and varṇya (complexion promoting). They should be applied with the thickness of four, three and half finger respectively.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Lipta (लिप्त) means “smeared with”.—The Kumārikākhaṇḍa similarly says that the true Kaula yogi is one “who is adorned with all the ornaments or who wears red clothes, or even one who wears whatever he pleases”. The same verse is found in the Kubjikāmatatantra but there we find the variant: “whether he is dirty or white (i.e. clean) adorned with clothes and ornaments”. The distinction between ‘clean’ and ‘dirty’ is still maintained amongst modern Nātha yogis who may choose the path of the ‘clean’ ascetic who performs ritual ablutions or one who does not. One is reminded of the satirical representation of the Bhairavācārya by the 11th century Kashmiri, Kṣemendra, who says of him that he is “smeared with faeces” (gūtha-lipta).

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

1) Lipta (लिप्त) refers to “tainted”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.13 (“Śiva-Pārvatī dialogue”).—Accordingly, as Pārvatī said to Śiva: “[...] With my blessings you become qualitative and embodied. Without me, you are attributeless and incompetent to perform any activity. Being always subservient to Prakṛti you perform all activities. Self-controlled, free from aberrations and untainted by me [i.e., liptahi na liptaśca mayā] how can you perform them? If you are really superior to Prakṛti, if what you say is true, you need not be afraid to be near me, O Śiva”.

2) Lipta (लिप्त) refers to “being involved” (in the physical activities), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.4 (“Search for Kārttikeya and his conversation with Nandin”).—Accordingly, as Nandīśvara said to Kārttikeya and the Kṛttikās: “[...] In the matter of omnipresence in the universe you alone are Viṣṇu, O Śiva’s son. The all-pervading sky is not pervaded by anything else. A Yogin is not entangled in the activities of nurturing himself. The soul is not involved (lipta) [naiva lipto yathātmā ca] in the physical activities. [...]”.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Lipta (लिप्त) refers to “anointing (one’s body)”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 3.17-23, while describing a meditation on Amṛteśa in his form as Mṛtyujit]—“And so now, having constructed the amṛtāmudrā or the padmamudrā, [the Mantrin] should meditate on the Ātman. [...] One should think of him [dressed in] white clothes and ornaments, [draped in] a radiant garland of pearls, bulbs like moonlight, etc., his body is anointed with white sandalwood (sitacandana-lipta-aṅga) and dust-colored powdered camphor. In he middle of the somamaṇḍala, [he is] bathed in thick, abundant waves of amṛta [that make the] moon quiver. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Lipta in Peru is the name of a plant defined with Vicia faba in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Faba vulgaris Moench (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Glimpses of Cytogenetics in India (1992)
· Acta Botanica Sinica (1985)
· Hereditas (Beijing) (1986)
· Tableau de l’École de Botanique (1804)
· Methodus Plantas Horti Botanici (1794)
· Japanese Journal of Genetics (1980)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

lipta (लिप्त).—p S Plastered or smeared with. 2 fig. Soused over head and ears; engaged deeply (in a difficulty or trouble): also implicated in (some criminal act).

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

lipta (लिप्त).—p Plastered. Fig. Soused over head and ears; engaged deeply (in a difficulty); also implicated in (some criminal act).

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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

Lipta (लिप्त).—p. p. [lip-kta]

1) Anointed,smeared, besmeared, covered.

2) Stained, soiled, polluted, defiled.

3) Poisoned, envenomed (as an arrow).

4) Eaten.

5) United, joined.

-ptam n. Phlegm; the phlegmatic humour of the body.

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Liptā (लिप्ता).—A minute, the sixtieth part of a degree.

See also (synonyms): liptikā.

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

Lipta (लिप्त).—mfn.

(-ptaḥ-ptā-ptaṃ) 1. Smeared, anointed, plastered, spread. 2. Eaten. 3. Envenomed, spread or touched with any poisonous substance. 4. Embraced, united, connected with, &c. 5. Defiled or contaminated by. 6. Stained, soiled. E. lip to smear, aff. kta; or in the last sense to cling to, Unadi aff. ta, with puṭ augment, and the radical vowel made short.

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

Lipta (लिप्त).—[adjective] smeared, stained, soiled, defiled; cleaving or sticking to ([locative]); [feminine] ā minute (1/60 degree).

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

1) Lipta (लिप्त):—[from lip] mfn. smeared, anointed, soiled, defiled, [Atharva-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] sticking or adhering to ([locative case]), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] joined, connected, [Uṇādi-sūtra v, 55 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

4) [v.s. ...] envenomed, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] eaten, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) Liptā (लिप्ता):—[from lipta > lip] a f. See liptā below.

7) b f. = λεπτή, a minute, the 60th part of a degree, [Jyotiṣa] (cf. [Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 173 n. 2]).

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

Lipta (लिप्त):—[(ptaḥ-ptā-ptaṃ) a.] Smeared; envenomed; united with.

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

Lipta (लिप्त) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Kharaḍia, Lia, Liṃpiya, Litta.

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Lipta 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

Lipta (लिप्त) [Also spelled lipt]:—(a) engrossed, absorbed; deeply attached, involved; hence ~[] (nf).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Lipta (ಲಿಪ್ತ):—

1) [adjective] smeared; daubed; anointed.

2) [adjective] that has become dirty; soiled; unclean.

3) [adjective] mixed with poison.

4) [adjective] eaten; swallowed; consumed.

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Lipta (ಲಿಪ್ತ):—

1) [noun] that which is smeared, daubed with.

2) [noun] an arrow the tip of which is smeared with a poison.

3) [noun] anything that is eaten, consumed or swallowed.

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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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