Nirvap: 3 definitions


Nirvap means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nirvap (निर्वप्).—1 P.

1) To pour out, sprinkle; अपसव्येन हस्तेन निर्वपेदुदकं भुवि (apasavyena hastena nirvapedudakaṃ bhuvi) Manusmṛti 3.214,215.

2) To scatter, strew (as seed).

3) To offer, present; श्रोत्रियायाभ्यागताय वत्सतरीं वा महोक्षं वा निर्वपन्ति गृहमेधिनः (śrotriyāyābhyāgatāya vatsatarīṃ vā mahokṣaṃ vā nirvapanti gṛhamedhinaḥ) Uttararāmacarita 4.

4) To offer libations especially to the manes.

5) To perform.

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

Nirvap (निर्वप्).—throw or draw out, deal out (from a larger mass), distribute; present an oblation to a god, offer. [Causative] scatter, sow, deal out.

Nirvap is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nis and vap (वप्).

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

Nirvap (निर्वप्):—[=nir-√vap] [Parasmaipada] [Ātmanepada] -vapati, te ([perfect tense] -vavāpa, [Rāmāyaṇa], -uvāpa, [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya], -ūpe, [Ṛg-veda]; [future] -vapsyati, [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa], -vapiṣyati, [Harivaṃśa; Rāmāyaṇa]),

—to pour out, sprinkle, scatter, to offer, present ([especially] sacrificial food, the funeral oblation or libation to deceased relatives);

—to choose or select for ([dative case] or [genitive case]),

—to distribute (e.g. grain for sacrif. purposes);

—to perform (a sacrifice or a funeral oblation etc.), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.;

— (with kṛṣim) to practise or exercise agriculture, [Mahābhārata] :

—[Causal] -vāpayati, to sow out, [Pañcatantra];

—to choose or select (for the gods), [Mahābhārata]

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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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