Nivap: 3 definitions


Nivap 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

Nivap (निवप्).—1 P.

1) To scatter about, sow (as seed).

2) To offer (as oblations), especially to the manes; स्तोतव्या चेह पृथिवी निवापस्येह धारिणी (stotavyā ceha pṛthivī nivāpasyeha dhāriṇī) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 13.91.25; न्युप्य पिण्डांस्ततः (nyupya piṇḍāṃstataḥ) Manusmṛti 3.216; (smaramuddiśya) निवपेः सहकारमञ्जरीः (nivapeḥ sahakāramañjarīḥ) Kumārasambhava 4.38.

3) To immolate, kill (as an animal).

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

Nivap (निवप्).—heap up, raise, sow upon ([locative]); throw down, cast (dice).

Nivap is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ni and vap (वप्).

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

Nivap (निवप्):—[=ni-vap] -√2. vap [Parasmaipada] -vapati, ([future] -vapsyati; [indeclinable participle] ny-upya; [Passive voice] ny-upyate),

—to throw down, overthrow, [Ṛg-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā];

—to fill up (a sacrificial mound), [Brāhmaṇa; Gṛhya-sūtra and śrauta-sūtra];

—to throw down, scatter, sow, offer ([especially] to deceased progenitors), [ib.; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature 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 (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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