Papita, Pāpita: 6 definitions


Papita means something in Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi, biology. 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Papita [पपीता] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Carica papaya L. from the Caricaceae (Papaya) family. For the possible medicinal usage of papita, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Papita in India is the name of a plant defined with Carica papaya in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Vasconcellea peltata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC. (among others).

2) Papita is also identified with Strychnos ignatii It has the synonym Ignatia amara Linnaeus f. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Ann. Mus. Par. (1810)
· Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique (Lamarck) (1804)
· Flore des Antilles (1824)
· Feddes Repertorium (1987)
· Flora Cochinchinensis (1790)
· Bot. Mat. Med. (1812)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Papita, for example extract dosage, diet and recipes, side effects, pregnancy safety, health benefits, chemical composition, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pāpita : (pp. of pāpeti) let to go; caused to reach or attain.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Pāpita, (pp. of pāpeti1, in meaning=pāpika) one who has done wrong, sinful, evil M. II, 43 (where D. I, 90 at id. p. has pāpika); DA. I, 256 (for pāpika, v. l. vāpita). (Page 453)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

papitā (पपिता).—m A medicinal plant. Its seed is used in cases of diarrhœa &c.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Papītā (पपीता):—(nm) papaya.

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