Pippalaka: 3 definitions

Introduction

Pippalaka 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.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous (P) next»] — Pippalaka in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdomlib Libary: Kathā

Pippalaka (पिप्पलक) is the name of a gambler mentioned as living near the city Mathurā, according to the fourth Ucchvāsa of the Udayasundarīkathā. Kumārakesarī (son of Kalindaketu, king of Mathurā) met Pippalaka when he ventured south towards Laṅkā.

The Udayasundarīkathā is a Sanskrit epic tale written by Soḍḍhala in the early 11th century, revolving around the Nāga princess Udayasundarī and Malayavāhana (king of Pratiṣṭhāna).

context information

Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

Discover the meaning of pippalaka in the context of Kavya from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (P) next»] — Pippalaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pippalaka (पिप्पलक).—n.

(-kaṃ) 1. A nipple. 2. Sewing thread.

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

1) Pippalaka (पिप्पलक):—[from pippala] m. a pin, [Caraka]

2) [v.s. ...] n. a nipple, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] sewing thread, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of pippalaka in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: