Sappa, Shappa: 5 definitions


Sappa means something in Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sappa : (m.) a snake.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Sappa, (cp. Sk. sarpa, fr. sṛp; “serpent”) a snake M. I, 130; A. III, 97, 260 sq.; Sn. 768; J. I, 46, 259, 310, 372; V, 447 (kaṇha°); Nd1 7; DA. I, 197; SnA 13. Often in similes, e.g. Vism. 161, 587; KhA 144; SnA 226, 333. —°potaka a young snake Vism. 500; —°phaṇa the hood of a snake KhA 50.—Cp. sappin. (Page 680)

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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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

sappā (सप्पा).—m Utter destruction; con- sumption.

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Sappa (सप्प) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Sṛp.

2) Sappa (सप्प) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Sarpa.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śappa (ಶಪ್ಪ):—[noun] the hair at the lower part of the abdomen surrounding the external genitals; pubes.

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Sappa (ಸಪ್ಪ):—[noun] = ಸಪ್ಪೆ [sappe].

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Sappa (ಸಪ್ಪ):—[noun] (correctly, ಸರ್ಪ [sarpa]) a snake or serpent.

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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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