Pratapasa, Pratāpasa: 7 definitions


Pratapasa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

[«previous next»] — Pratapasa in Biology glossary
Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Pratapasa in India is the name of a plant defined with Calotropis gigantea in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Madorius giganteus (L.) Kuntze (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Flora Cochinchinensis (1790)
· Toxicon. (2005)
· Contraception. (2007)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Fitoterapia (2007)
· Chem. Pharm. Bull. (Tokyo) (1998)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pratāpasa (प्रतापस).—m.

(-saḥ) A species of gigantic Asclepias, with white flowers. E. pratāpa heat, ṣo to destroy, aff. ka . “śuklārka vṛkṣe .”

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

Pratāpasa (प्रतापस):—[=pra-tāpasa] [from pra-tap] m. Calotropis Gigantea Alba, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

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

Pratāpasa (प्रतापस):—[pra-tāpasa] (saḥ) 1. m. A species of gigantic Asclepias with white flowers.

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Pratapasa 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pratapasa in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pratāpasa (ಪ್ರತಾಪಸ):—[noun] the plant Calotropis gigantica ( = C. procera) of Asclepiadaceae famiy.

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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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