Nivapa, Nivāpa: 10 definitions

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Introduction:

Nivapa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

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

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nivāpa (निवाप).—m.

(-paḥ) 1. Gifts in honour of a deceased parent or relative. 2. Offering of water at Sraddhas, or daily ablution to the manes. 3. Gift, giving in general. 4. Seed, grain. E. ni before, vap to go, to give, &c. aff. ghañ.

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

Nivāpa (निवाप).—i. e. ni-vap + a, m. 1. Seed, corn, Mahābhārata 13, 4350. 2. Offering to the Manes, 12, 6996.

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

Nivāpa (निवाप).—[masculine] seed or a sown field; also = seq.

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

1) Nivāpa (निवाप):—[=ni-vāpa] [from ni-vap] a m. seed ([plural] grains of corn) or a sown field, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] an oblation or offering ([especially] to deceased relatives or at the Śrāddha), [ib.; Kāvya literature] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] throwing down, killing, slaughter, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]

4) [=ni-vāpa] b etc. See ni-vap.

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

Nivāpa (निवाप):—[ni-vāpa] (paḥ) 1. m. Gifts in honour of deceased friends; any gift.

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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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