Thippa: 2 definitions


Thippa means something in the history of ancient India, 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.

India history and geography

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Thippa (“rubbish-heap”) is one of the exogamous septs (divisions) among the Karna Sales (a caste of Telugu weavers). The Karna Sale are called Seniyans in the Tamil country, e.g., at Madura and Tanjore. The name Karna would seem to have its origin in the legend relating to the Karnabattus (both Saivites and Vaishnavites). They are said to have only one gotra, Kasi (Benares), and numerous exogamous septs (e.g., Thippa).

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Thippa (थिप्प) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Vigal.

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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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