Sapita, Shapita, Śapitā: 11 definitions


Sapita means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

The Sanskrit term Śapitā can be transliterated into English as Sapita or Shapita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Shapit.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Śapitā (शपिता) refers to “being cursed (by a Ṛṣi)”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [after Agastya uttered the dhāraṇī]: “Immediately after this spell had been uttered in front of the Bhagavān by Agastya, the Great Ṛṣi, then all the hostile Nāgas, Yakṣas and Rākṣasas fell with their face downwards. They called the Bhagavān for help in a loud voice, ‘O Bhagavān, we are destroyed, we are cursed (śapitā) by the curse of the Ṛṣi, [...]’”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sapita : (pp. of sapati) sweared; cursed.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śapita (शपित).—p S śapta p S Cursed. 2 Reviled, vilified, abused.

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śāpita (शापित).—p (S) Cursed. 2 (Poetry.) That has been made to take an oath or to undergo an ordeal, sworn.

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

śāpita (शापित).—p Cursed.

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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

Śapita (शपित).—p. p. Cursed; इति रोषवशादुभौ तदानीमन्योन्यं शपितौ नृपद्विजेन्द्रौ (iti roṣavaśādubhau tadānīmanyonyaṃ śapitau nṛpadvijendrau) Rām.7.55.21.

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Śāpita (शापित).—p. p.

1) Bound by an oath, conjured.

2) Sworn, adjured.

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

Śāpita (शापित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Sworn, made to take an oath. E. śap to swear, causal v., kta aff.

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

1) Śapita (शपित):—[from śap] mfn. cursed, [Rāmāyaṇa vii, 55, 21.]

2) Śāpita (शापित):—[from śāpa] mfn. ([from] [Causal] of √śap) made to take an oath, one to whom an oath has been administered, sworn, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata etc.]

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

Śāpita (शापित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) p.] Made to swear.

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

Śāpita (शापित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sāvia.

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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

Śāpita (शापित) [Also spelled shapit]:—(a) cursed, accursed, imprecated.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śapita (ಶಪಿತ):—[adjective] cursed; under a curse; damned.

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Śapita (ಶಪಿತ):—[noun] a man who is cursed.

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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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