Tapu, Ṭāpū: 12 definitions


Tapu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi, biology, Tamil. 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)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Tapu in Indonesia is the name of a plant defined with Ganophyllum falcatum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Dictyoneura integerrima Radlk. ex Koord.-Schum. (among others).

2) Tapu in Nepal is also identified with Hippophae rhamnoides It has the synonym Hippophae rhamnoidea St.-Lag. (etc.).

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

· Systematisches Verzeichniss (1913)
· American Journal of Botany (1935)
· Museum Botanicum Lugduno-Batavum (1849)
· Methodus Plantas Horti Botanici (1794)
· Étude Fl., ed. 8 (1889)
· Species Plantarum

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ṭāpū (टापू).—m ( H) An island: also an insulated realm or territory. 2 A tender tip or end (of a plant). 3 P A gram-pod. 4 A plant (of harabharā, tūra, vāṭāṇā, masūra, hulagā, karaḍaī, kōthimbīra &c.); also of grass, of any weed, and, generally, of any herb (See Eng. Dict.): also a stalk (as of bājarī or jōndhaḷā).

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

ṭāpū (टापू).—m An island: also an insulated realm or territory. A tender tip or end (of a plant).

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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

Tapu (तपु).—a. Ved. Burning hot; कृष्णाध्वा तपू रण्वश्चिकेत (kṛṣṇādhvā tapū raṇvaściketa) Ṛgveda 2.4.6.

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

Tapu (तपु).—: [ Divyāvadāna 342.26; 343.5; read taṭṭu; see s.v. taṭṭa.]

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

Tapu (तपु).—[adjective] burning, hot.

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

Tapu (तपु):—[from tap] mfn. burning hot, [Ṛg-veda ii, 4, 6; ix, 83, 2.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Tapu in German

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Ṭāpū (टापू):—(nm) an island.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ṭāpu (ಟಾಪು):—

1) [noun] a large tract of land surrounded by water on all sides, and not large enough to be called a continent; an island.

2) [noun] an exiling of a person from the main land sending to an island, a punishment awarded in the days of British rule.

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Tāpu (ತಾಪು):—

1) [noun] a house of prostitution.

2) [noun] a secret place designated for a meeting or assembling.

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Tāpu (ತಾಪು):—

1) [verb] to hit, strike or dash against; to attack.

2) [verb] to cause to join; to cause to meet.

3) [verb] to reach; to touch.

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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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Tapu (தபு) [taputal] probably from 11 intransitive verb cf. dabh. [K. tavu.]

1. To perish, come to an end; கெடு தல். (சூடாமணிநிகண்டு) புரைதபு நாளொடு [kedu thal. (sudamaninigandu) puraithapu nalodu] (கம்பராமாயணம் மந்தரை. [kambaramayanam mantharai.] 86).

2. To die; இறத்தல். தாய்தபுநிலை [irathal. thaythapunilai] (புறப்பொருள்வெண்பாமாலை [purapporulvenpamalai] 10, சிறப்பிற்பொதுவி. [sirappirpothuvi.] 5, கொளு [kolu]).

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Tapu (தபு) [taputtal] 11 transitive verb To destroy; கெடுத்தல். உள்ளமழிய வூக்குநர் மிடறபுத்து [keduthal. ullamazhiya vukkunar midaraputhu] (பதிற்றுப்பத்து [pathirruppathu] 13, 18).

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