Pingakapisha, Piṅgakapiśā, Pinga-kapisha: 3 definitions

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Pingakapisha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Piṅgakapiśā can be transliterated into English as Pingakapisa or Pingakapisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Piṅgakapiśā (पिङ्गकपिशा).—a species of cockroach.

Piṅgakapiśā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms piṅga and kapiśā (कपिशा).

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

Piṅgakapiśā (पिङ्गकपिशा).—f.

(-śā) A cockroach. E. piṅga tawny, and kapiśa brown.

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

Piṅgakapiśā (पिङ्गकपिशा):—[=piṅga-kapiśā] [from piṅga > piñj] f. ‘reddish-brown’, a species of cockroach, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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