Sappha, Sapphā: 3 definitions


Sappha means something in 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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sapphā (सप्फा) [or सप्पा, sappā].—m (For chappā from H Coup de main &c.) A slap. v māra, dē. 2 Utter destruction; ruin or extinction in the widest or freest sense; demolition, devastation, desolation, havoc, consumption, exhaustion; razed, ravaged, harried, pillaged, wasted state (as of a country or town through acts of tyranny, rapacity, or lawless turbulence); annihilated or extinguished state (as of a population, a race, cattle &c. through an epidemic, a murrain &c.); devoured, consumed, dissipated state (as of articles of provision, a fortune, an estate through voracity, prodigality &c.) v vaḷa, uḍa, hō, & vaḷava, uḍava, kara.

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

sapphā (सप्फा).—m Utter destruction; con- sumption.

context information

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

Sappha (सप्फ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Śaṣpa.

context information

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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