Pirappu, Piṟappu: 2 definitions


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Source: academia.edu: Minor Chiefs and "Hero" in Ancient Tamilakam

Piṟappu (“to appear on earth”) is a name related to the historical geography and rulers of ancient Tamil Nadu, occuring in Sangam literature such as the Akanāṉūṟu and the Puṟanāṉūṟu.—Notes: (Puṟam 37, VIS 453) “to appear on earth (avatāram?, cf. Rajarajan et al. 2017a: 194-99), piṟappāḷar (brāhmaṇas, cf. dvija), piṟappāḷaṉ (he of low birth, iḻipiṟappāḷaṉ), piṟappiṉōṉ (he of the birth VIS 453-54), mēlmakkaḷ-kīḻmakkaḷ (high born and low born, sociologists’ “under-dog”), pullāḷar “mean people” (VIS 465), cf. puḷaiyaṉ, pulatti “washerwoman” (Puṟam 259, 311, VIS 468).

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[«previous next»] — Pirappu in Tamil glossary
Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Pirappu (பிரப்பு) noun probably from பரப்பு-. [parappu-.]

1. Food of various kinds or rice placed before a deity in receptacles of the capacity of a kuruṇi; குறுணி வீதம் கொள்கலங்களிற் பரப்பிவைக்கும் நிவேதனப் பொருள். பல்பிரப்பிரீஇ [kuruni vitham kolkalangalir parappivaikkum nivethanap porul. palpirappirii] (பத்துப்பாட்டு [pathuppattu] 234). (பிங்கலகண்டு [pingalagandu])

2. A vessel of the capacity of a kuruṇi; குறுணி யளவான பொருளைக்கொள்ளும் பாத்திரம். [kuruni yalavana porulaikkollum pathiram.] (பெருங்கதை உஞ்சைக். குறிப்புரை, பக். [perungathai unchaig. kurippurai, pag.] 523.)

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Piṟappu (பிறப்பு) noun < பிற-. [pira-.] [Malayalam: piṟappu.]

1. Birth, nativity; சனனம். விழிப்பது போலும் பிறப்பு [sananam. vizhippathu polum pirappu] (திருக்குறள் [thirukkural], 339).

2. Origin, production; உற்பத்தி. பிறப்பி னாக்கம் வேறுவேறியல [urpathi. pirappi nakkam veruveriyala] (தொல். எழுத். [thol. ezhuth.] 83).

3. Order or class of beings including animals and vegetables; caste; சாதி. இழுக்க மிழிந்த பிறப்பாய் விடும் [sathi. izhukka mizhintha pirappay vidum] (திருக்குறள் [thirukkural], 133).

4. Beginning, commencement, as of a month or a year; தொடக்கம். வருஷப்பிறப்பு, மாசப்பிறப்பு. [thodakkam. varushappirappu, masappirappu.]

5. Brother or sister; உடன்பிறந்த வர். [udanpirantha variant] (W.)

6. Necklace of small seed-like gold pieces; மகளிரணியும் முளைத்தாலி. காசும் பிறப் புங் கலகலப்ப [magaliraniyum mulaithali. kasum pirap pung kalagalappa] (நாலாயிர திவ்யப்பிரபந்தம் திருப்பாவை [nalayira thivyappirapandam thiruppavai] 7).

7. (Pros.) A formula of a foot of one nirai-y-acai followed by a nēr-acai ending in u, occurring as the last foot of a veṇpā; வெண்பாவின் இறுதி யில் நிரையசையொன்றுடன் உகரமான நேரசை கூடி வரும் வாய்பாடு. [venpavin iruthi yil niraiyasaiyonrudan ugaramana nerasai kudi varum vaypadu.] (யாப்பருங்கலக் காரிகை, செய். [yapparungalag karigai, sey.] 5.)

8. Fear, alarm; அச்சம். (பிங்கலகண்டு) [acham. (pingalagandu)]

9. Confusion, bewilderment; மயக்கம். (பிங்கலகண்டு) [mayakkam. (pingalagandu)]

10. Closeness, thickness, denseness; நெருக்கம். (பிங்கலகண்டு) [nerukkam. (pingalagandu)]

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