Nivapa, aka: Nivāpa; 3 Definition(s)


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Pali-English dictionary

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nivāpa : (m.) fodder; bait; food thrown for feeding.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Nivāpa, (cp. Sk. nivāpa, ni+vap, cp. nivapati) food thrown (for feeding), fodder, bait; gift, portion, ration M. I, 151 sq. (Nivāpa-sutta); J. I, 150; III, 271; DhA. I, 233 (share); III, 303; VvA. 63 (diguṇaṃ °ṃ pacitvā cooking a double portion). Cp. nevāpika.

—tiṇa grass to eat J. I, 150; —puṭṭha fed on grains Dh. 325 (=kuṇḍakâdinā sūkara-bhattena puṭṭho DhA. IV, 16=Nett 129=Th. 1, 17; —bhojana a meal on food given, a feeding M. I, 156). (Page 372)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nivāpa (निवाप).—

1) Seed, grain, seed-corn.

2) An offering to the manes of deceased parents or other relatives, a libation of water &c. at the Śrāddha ceremony; एको निवापसलिलं पिबसीत्ययुक्तम् (eko nivāpasalilaṃ pibasītyayuktam) Māl.9.4; निवापदत्तिभिः (nivāpadattibhiḥ) R.8.86; निवापाञ्जलयः पितॄणाम् (nivāpāñjalayaḥ pitṝṇām) 5.8;15.91; Mu.4.5.

3) A gift or offering in general.

Derivable forms: nivāpaḥ (निवापः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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