Parapata, Pārapata, Pārāpata: 15 definitions


Parapata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Parpat.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Veterinary Medicine (The study and treatment of Animals)

Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study

Pārāpata (पारापत) (lit. “one who flies towards the opposite side”) is a synonym (another name) for the Pigeon (Kapota), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Parapata in India is the name of a plant defined with Oldenlandia corymbosa in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Gerontogea herbacea (DC.) Cham. & Schltdl. (among others).

2) Parapata is also identified with Oldenlandia herbacea It has the synonym Hedyotis triflora Wall., nom. nud. (etc.).

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

· Plant Systematics and Evolution (1985)
· Rubiales. Flora of Trinidad and Tobago (1928)
· Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Rubiaceae (1976)
· A General History of the Dichlamydeous Plants (1834)
· Flora of Tropical Africa (1877)
· Nov. Plantarum Americae (1703)

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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

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pārapata : (m.) a pigeon.

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

Pārāpata, (Epic Sk. pārāvata) a dove, pigeon J. I, 242; V, 215; VvA. 167 (°akkhi); Pgdp 45. See the doublet pārevata. (Page 454)

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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

Pārāpata (पारापत).—A pigeon.

Derivable forms: pārāpataḥ (पारापतः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Parāpata (परापत).—m. (vv.ll. pārāp°, pārāvata, both Sanskrit, see on the first Schmidt, Nachträge; Mironov parāpata with no v.l.), pigeon: Mahāvyutpatti 4902 = Tibetan phug ron.

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

Pārāpata (पारापत).—m.

(-taḥ) A pigeon; also pārāvata.

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

Pārāpata (पारापत).—and pārāvata pārāvata, m. A pigeon, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 43; [Pañcatantra] 157, 3 (with v).

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

Pārāpata (पारापत):—m. = (or [varia lectio] for) pārāvata, a pigeon, [Kādambarī]

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

Pārāpata (पारापत):—(taḥ) 1. m. A pigeon.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Pārāpata (पारापत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pārevaya.

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Parapata in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Parapaṭa (परपट) [Also spelled parpat]:—(a) flat; (nm) level ground.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pārāpata (ಪಾರಾಪತ):—[noun] = ಪಾರಿವಾಳ [parivala]1.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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