Prapta, Prāpta: 15 definitions


Prapta means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Prapt.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Prāpta (प्राप्त) refers to “attainment”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] The Bodhisattva Gaganagañja then sustained the jewel-canopy of ten thousand yojanas high over the Lord’s lion throne in the sky, joined the palms of his hands, saluted, and praised the Lord with these suitable verses: ‘[...] (14) According to what is essentially a conventional expression (vyavahāra) you attained the supreme enlightenment (agrabodhi), but, really, that is ineffable (anudāhāra) since there is neither attainment nor non-attainment (prāpta-aprāpta). You obtain the dharma wheel as you attain awakening, but the turning is really without any distinguishing mark, and as such the entrance into neither turning nor non-turning. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Prāpta (प्राप्त) refers to “(having) attained” (solitariness), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “When I, for whom confusion has gone, am the one who has attained [com.—am the one who has attained (asmi prāptaḥ)] solitariness, then certainly the bondage of life is destroyed merely of its own accord”.

Synonyms: Prapanna.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prāpta (प्राप्त).—a (S) Acquired, obtained, procured, gained. 2 Arrived, attained, reached. Ex. sūryōdayāsa mī ḍōṅgarāpāsīṃ prāpta jhālōṃ. Also arisen unto; come before; befallen. Thus either malā duḥkha prāpta jhālēṃ or mī duḥkhātēṃ prāpta jhālōṃ, although the first is the preferable use. In the second sense it is elegantly used in comp. as prāptaśrī-yauvana-rājya-yaśa- &c. Having acquired riches; attained unto puberty; obtained a kingdom, prosperity &c. 3 Become necessary to or incumbent or obligatory upon. Ex. sarakāracā hukūma ālā mhaṇajē jāṇēṃ prāpta.

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prāpta (प्राप्त).—f (Popular contraction of prāpti q. v.) Gain, profit &c.

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

prāpta (प्राप्त).—d Acquired. Arrived. Befallen.

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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

Prāpta (प्राप्त).—p. p.

1) Got, obtained, won, acquired.

2) Reached, attained to.

3) Met with, found.

4) Incurred, suffered, endured; सभार्येण सराष्ट्रेण यत् प्राप्तं तत्र तत्त्वतः (sabhāryeṇa sarāṣṭreṇa yat prāptaṃ tatra tattvataḥ) (saṃprapaśyati) Rām.1.3.3.

5) Arrived, come, present.

6) Completed.

7) Proper, right.

8) Following from a rule,

9) Described (as a symptom).

1) Fixed, placed.

11) (In gram.) Following from a rule, valid.

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

Prāpta (प्राप्त).—(-prāpta), ppp. (= Sanskrit id., Pali -patta), in āścarya-, adbhuta-pr° generally means filled with astonishment and wonder (e.g. Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 188.5). But in Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 183.4—5 āścaryaprāptā …adbhutaprāptā ime ṣoḍaśa śrāmaṇerāḥ, rather, some- thing like arrived at a wonderful thing or condition, marvel- ously successful. In Kāśyapa Parivarta 9.5 and 10.5 dāntājāneya-prāpta (bodhisattva), and Kāśyapa Parivarta 9.14; 10.17, 20 ājanya-prāpta (bodhisattva), clearly arrived at (the condition of being…) i.e. become (tamed) noble (steeds, see ājanya, ājāneya). In most of these, Tibetan renders prāpta by thob pa, which according to Jäschke (Tibetan-English Dictionary) primarily means get, attain, but in expressions like saṅs rgyas thob pa become (lit. get) a Buddha. This latter seems clearly parallel to the use of -prāpta in these Kāśyapa Parivarta passages. Ordinarily a [compound] ending in -prāpta has as its prior member an abstract noun. Note however that some such prior members may be either abstract or con- crete; thus adbhuta may mean either surprising or sur- prise. Possibly the Kāśyapa Parivarta usage arose by analogy of such compounds. There are other cpds. of prāpta with a pre- ceding adj.; see s.v. niṣkāṅkṣa.

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

Prāpta (प्राप्त).—mfn.

(-ptaḥ-ptā-ptaṃ) 1. Obtained, gained, received, procured. 2. Fixed, placed. 3. Proper, right. E. pra before, āp to gain, aff. kta .

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

Prāpta (प्राप्त).—[adjective] (having) reached or obtained; come, arrived at (—°); existing, being, often °— whose— is come, who has got —, provided with; following from a rule, valid, correct ([grammar]).

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

1) Prāpta (प्राप्त):—[from prāp] mfn. attained to, reached, arrived at, met with, found, incurred, got, acquired, gained, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] one who has attained to or reached etc. ([accusative] or [compound]), [Atharva-veda] etc. etc.

3) [v.s. ...] come to ([accusative]), arrived, present (prāpteṣu kāleṣu, at certain periods), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] accomplished, complete, mature, full-grown (See a-pr)

5) [v.s. ...] (in med.) indicated, serving the purpose, [Suśruta]

6) [v.s. ...] (in gram.) obtained or following from a rule, valid (iti prāpte, ‘while this follows from a preceding rule’), [Pāṇini 1-1, 34 [Scholiast or Commentator]] etc.

7) [v.s. ...] fixed, placed, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] proper, right, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] Name of a people, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

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

Prāpta (प्राप्त):—[prā+pta] (ptaḥ-ptā-ptaṃ) a. Obtained; fixed.

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

Prāpta (प्राप्त) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Patta, Paviya, Pāvia.

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Prapta 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Prāpta (प्राप्त) [Also spelled prapt]:—(a) got, obtained; procured, acquired; ~[kāla] appropriate time; ~[jīvana] restored to life; ~[manoratha] fulfilled, gratified; ~[yauvana] who has attained puberty or acquired the bloom of youth, youthful.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prāpta (ಪ್ರಾಪ್ತ):—

1) [adjective] got; obtained; attained; acquired.

2) [adjective] reached; arrived at.

3) [adjective] met with; found.

4) [adjective] proper; fit; apt.

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Prāpta (ಪ್ರಾಪ್ತ):—

1) [noun] something that is got, obtained or attained.

2) [noun] a thing that is proper or apt.

3) [noun] a learned man; a scholar.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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