Lipta, Liptā: 15 definitions



Lipta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 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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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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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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