Nripa, Nṛpa, Nri-pa: 9 definitions


Nripa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Nṛpa can be transliterated into English as Nrpa or Nripa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

Source: Shodhganga: Kakati Ganapatideva and his times (artha)

Nṛpa (नृप, “king”) represents one of the members that makes up the jury of a law court, according to Brihaspati. The king should appoint brāhmaṇas who were reputed scholars of Vedas, Dharma-śāstras and truthful and free from ariṣaḍvargas (six evils of human beings). Ketana and Śukra points out that the king or the chief justice should be assisted by a panel of three or five or seven jurors

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Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Nṛpa (नृप) refers to “kings”, as mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.27. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] once a great sacrifice was started by Dakṣa, [...] Brahminical, Royal and celestial sages, kings (nṛpa), with their friends, ministers, armies etc, Vasus and other chief Gaṇadevatas—all of them were invited by him in the sacrifice”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Nṛpa.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘sixteen’. Note: nṛpa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nṛpa (नृप) [or नृपति, nṛpati].—m (S) A king.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

nṛpa (नृप) [or nṛpati, or नृपति].—m A king.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nṛpa (नृप).—&c. See under नृ (nṛ).

See also (synonyms): nṛpati, nṛpāla.

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Nṛpa (नृप).—[nṝn pāti rakṣati, pā-ka] a ruler of men, king, sovereign; चतुर्योजनपर्यन्तमधिकारो नृपस्य च (caturyojanaparyantamadhikāro nṛpasya ca) Brav. P. (śrīkṛṣṇajanmakhaṇḍe). °अंशः (aṃśaḥ)

1) royal portion of revenue, i. e. a sixth, eighth &c. part of grain; काले नृपाशं विहितं ददद्भिः (kāle nṛpāśaṃ vihitaṃ dadadbhiḥ) Bk.2.14.

2) a prince. °अङ्गनम् (aṅganam) (ṇam) a royal court. °अध्वरः (adhvaraḥ) Name of a sacrifice (Rājasūya) performed by an emperor or lord paramount, in which all the offices are performed by tributary princes. °आत्मजः (ātmajaḥ) a prince, crown-prince. °आभीरम्, °मानम् (ābhīram, °mānam) music played at the royal meals. °आमयः (āmayaḥ) consumption. °आसनम् (āsanam) 'royal-seat', a throne, the chair of state. °गृहम् (gṛham) a royal palace. °द्रुमः (drumaḥ) Name of some trees (Mār. bāhavā, rāṃjaṇī). °नीतिः (nītiḥ) f. politics, royal policy, state-craft; वेश्याङगनेव नृपनीतिरनेकरूपा (veśyāṅaganeva nṛpanītiranekarūpā) Bh.2.47. °प्रियः (priyaḥ) the mango tree. °लक्ष्मन् (lakṣman) n., लिङ्गम् (liṅgam) a royal symbol, an emblem of royalty, any one of the royal insignia; particularly, the white umbrella. °लिङ्गधर (liṅgadhara) a.

1) assuming the insignia of royalty.

2) assuming the royal insignia (as a disguise). °वल्लभः (vallabhaḥ)

1) the friend or favourite of a king.

2) a kind of mango.

-bhā a queen. °शासनम् (śāsanam) a royal grant or edict. °संश्रय (saṃśraya) a. seeking the protection of a king. °सुता (sutā) the musk-rat. °सभम्, सभा (sabham, sabhā) an assembly of kings.

Derivable forms: nṛpaḥ (नृपः).

Nṛpa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nṛ and pa (प).

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Nṛpa (नृप).—

1) a king; जाताभिषङ्गो नृपतिः (jātābhiṣaṅgo nṛpatiḥ) R.2.3; विद्वत्वं च नृपत्वं च नैव तुल्यं कदाचन (vidvatvaṃ ca nṛpatvaṃ ca naiva tulyaṃ kadācana) Subhāṣ.

2) Name of Kubera.

3) Kṣatriya. °पथः (pathaḥ) a royal or main road. °संश्रयः (saṃśrayaḥ)

1) royal support; नृपसंश्रयमिष्यते जनैः (nṛpasaṃśrayamiṣyate janaiḥ) Pt.

2) service of princes.

Derivable forms: nṛpaḥ (नृपः).

Nṛpa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nṛ and pa (प). See also (synonyms): nṛpati, nṛpāla.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nṛpa (नृप).—m.

(-paḥ) A king, a sovereign. E. nṛ man, to protect, aff. ka.

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

Nṛpa (नृप).—[nṛ-pa] (vb. 2. ), A prince, a king, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 139.

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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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