Prapa, Prapā, Prāpa: 17 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Prapa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Google Books: Manusmṛti with the Manubhāṣya

Prapā (प्रपा):—A place where people drink water is called prapā (‘water-drinking establishment’), the place where water is stored after having been drawn from a reservoir.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: OpenEdition books: Architectural terms contained in Ajitāgama and Rauravāgama

Prapā (प्रपा) refers to “light shelter (similar to maṇḍapa but probably without a base) §§ 4 14, 16, 24, 25, 28, 29, 31; 5 14.”.—(For paragraphs cf. Les enseignements architecturaux de l'Ajitāgama et du Rauravāgama by Bruno Dagens)

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Prapā (प्रपा) seems to denote a ‘spring’ in the desert in the only Rigveda passage where it occurs. In the Atharvaveda it has merely the sense of ‘drinking’, or a ‘drink’.

India history and geography

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Prapā (प्रपा) usually means a place where water is supplied to thirsty cattle and travellers. Bāl Gaṅgādhar Śāstrī took it to mean ‘a creek’, because ‘the Marathi synonym poi in the dialect of ‘Southern Koṅkaṇ has that meaning’. Kielhorn translates it as ‘a cistern’.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Prapā.—(EI 3; IA 18; LL), watering trought; a cistern or reservoir. (Ep. Ind., Vol. VII, p. 46, note 8), a place of distributing water gratis to travellers; a cistern. Note: prapā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Prāpa.—(EI 17), ‘sub-division of a district’; but see prāpīya, prāveśya. Note: prāpa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prapā (प्रपा).—f (S) A place where water is distributed.

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

prapā (प्रपा).—f A place where water is distributed.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prapā (प्रपा).—

1) A place where water is distributed to travellers; भूतानामिह संवासः प्रपायामिव सुव्रते (bhūtānāmiha saṃvāsaḥ prapāyāmiva suvrate) Bhāg.7.2.21; व्याख्यास्थानान्यमलसलिला यस्य कूपाः प्रपाश्च (vyākhyāsthānānyamalasalilā yasya kūpāḥ prapāśca) Vikr.18.78.

2) A well, cistern; यस्तु रज्जुं घटं कूपाद्धरेद्भिद्याच्च यः प्रपाम् (yastu rajjuṃ ghaṭaṃ kūpāddharedbhidyācca yaḥ prapām) Ms.8.319.

3) A place for watering cattle.

4) A supply of water.

5) A draught.

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Prāpa (प्राप).—a. Arriving at, reaching, obtaining &c.; as in दुष्प्राप (duṣprāpa).

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

Prapā (प्रपा).—f.

(-pā) 1. A place where water is distributed. 2. A supply of water, 3. A Plan for watering cattle. 4. A well, a cistern. E. pra before, to drink, affs. aṅ and ṭāp .

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Prāpa (प्राप).—mfn.

(-paḥ-pā-paṃ) Watery, abounding with water. E. pra and apa water.

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

Prapā (प्रपा).—[pra-pā], f. A cistern, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 319.

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

Prapā (प्रपा).—[feminine] watering-place, well, cistern.

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Prapā (प्रपा).—begin to drink, drink in, sip.

Prapā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pra and (पा).

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Prapā (प्रपा).—protect or shelter from ([ablative]).

Prapā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pra and (पा).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Prapā (प्रपा) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a C. on the Kṛṣṇakarṇāmṛta, by Śaṅkara. Ak 465.

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

1) Prapā (प्रपा):—[=pra-pā] a. pra-√1. [Parasmaipada] -pibati, ([indeclinable participle] -pāya, [Pāṇini 6-4, 69]), to begin to drink, drink, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.;

—to imbibe (cakṣuṣā, with the eye id est. feast the eyes upon), [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] b f. a place for supplying water, a place for watering cattle or a shed on the road-side containing a reservoir of water for travellers, fountain, cistern, well, [Atharva-veda] etc. etc. (cf. [Pāṇini 3-3, 58], [vArttika] 4, [Patañjali])

3) [v.s. ...] a supply of water, affluent (of a tank etc.), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [=pra-pā] c. pra-√3. [Parasmaipada] -pāti, to protect, defend from ([ablative]), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

5) Prāpa (प्राप):—[from prāp] 1. prāpa m. (for 2. p. 708, col. 1) reaching, obtaining (cf. duṣ-prāpa).

6) 2. prāpa n. ([from] pra + 2. ap), [Pāṇini 6-3, 97], [vArttika] 1, [Patañjali] (for 1. prāpa See p. 707, col. 2) abounding with water?

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

1) Prapā (प्रपा):—[pra-pā] (pā) 1. f. A place where water is distributed.

2) Prāpa (प्राप):—[prā+pa] (paḥ-pā-paṃ) a. Watery.

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

Prapā (प्रपा) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Pava, Pavā.

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Prapa 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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