Tapya, Tāpya: 9 definitions


Tapya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

1) Tāpya (ताप्य, “Chalcopyrite”):—Sanskrit technical term used in Rasaśāstra literature (Medicinal Alchemy) such as the Rasaprakāśasudhākara or the Rasaratna-samuccaya. Tāpya is an ingredient which can be used in combinations with Rasa (mercury) in various recipes.

2) Tāpya (ताप्य, “chalcopyrite”):—One of the eight mahārasa (‘superior minerals’), according to the Rasaprakāśasudhākara: a 13th century Sanskrit book on Indian alchemy, or, Rasaśāstra. It is also known by the name Mākṣika.

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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tāpya (ताप्य).—Sulphuret of iron.

Derivable forms: tāpyam (ताप्यम्).

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

Tāpya (ताप्य).—nt., regret, grief: (mā vaḥ paścāj) jambudvī-pagatānāṃ tāpyaṃ bhaviṣyati Divyāvadāna 230.10 (prose).

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

Tāpya (ताप्य).—mn.

(-pyaḥ-pyaṃ) A mineral substance, sulphate of iron. E. tāpī the river, and yat affix; said to be procured from the Tapi river; also with kan added tāpyakam .

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

Tāpya (ताप्य).—[masculine] [neuter] marcasite.

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

1) Tapya (तप्य):—[from tap] mfn. to be refined, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha; Bādarāyaṇa’s Brahma-sūtra ii, 2, 10 [Scholiast or Commentator]] (-tva n. abstr.)

2) [v.s. ...] performing austerity (= sattva-maya [Scholiast or Commentator]; said of Śiva), [Mahābhārata xii, 10381.]

3) Tāpya (ताप्य):—[from tāpa] n. ([from] √tap) regret, [Divyāvadāna xviii]

4) [v.s. ...] mn. ([from] ) = pī-samudbhava, [Caraka vi, 18 and 24; Bhāvaprakāśa v, 26, 160.]

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

Tāpya (ताप्य):—(pyaḥ) 1. m. A mineral substance.

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Tapya 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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