Pipasa, Pipāsā: 11 definitions


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

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Pipāsā (पिपासा) refers to “excessive thirst” and is one of the various diseases mentioned in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning pipāsā] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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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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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Pipāsā (पिपासा, “thirst”) refers to one of the “eleven tangibles” (spraṣṭavya) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 38). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., pipāsā). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pipāsā : (f.) thirst.

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

Pipāsā, (f.) (Desid. form. fr. pā, pibati›pipati, lit. desire to drink) 1. thirst Nd2 443 (=udaka-pipāsā); Miln. 318; VbhA. 196 (in comparison); PvA. 23, 33, 67 sq.; Sdhp. 288. Often combd with khudā (hunger) e.g. Sn. 52, 436 (khup°); PvA. 67; or jighacchā (id.), e.g. M. I, 10; S. I, 18; A. II, 143, 153; Miln. 304.—2. longing (for food), hunger J. II, 319.—3. desire, craving, longing D. III, 238 (avigata°); S. III, 7, 108, 190; IV, 387; A. II, 34 (pipāsavinaya; expld at Vism. 293); IV, 461 sq. (Page 459)

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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

pipāsā (पिपासा).—f S Thirst. pipāsu a S Thirsty.

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

pipāsā (पिपासा).—f Thirst. pipāsu a Thirsty.

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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

Pipāsā (पिपासा).—Thirst.

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

Pipāsā (पिपासा).—[, Māy 253.1, n. of a river, read (Sanskrit) Vipāśā.]

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

Pipāsā (पिपासा).—f.

(-sā) Thirst. E. to drink, in the desiderative form, aṅ and ṭāp affs.

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

Pipāsā (पिपासा):—[from pipāsat] f. thirst, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc. 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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