Trapus: 8 definitions


Trapus 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.

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Shodhganga: Vaisnava Agamas And Visnu Images

Trapus (त्रपुस्) refers to “icons made of tin”, as defined in treatises such as the Pāñcarātra, Pādmasaṃhitā and Vaikhānasa-āgamas, extensively dealing with the technical features of temple art, iconography and architecture in Vaishnavism.—The Āgamas prescribe the metals and the results. The icon made of different metals brings different results. The icon of tin (trapus) reduce life span. [...] According to Atri the icon made of iron, tin, brass, lead and bell metal results in ābhicārika.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Trapus (त्रपुस्).—n., [trapusam] Tin.

-ṣam Cucumber.

See also (synonyms): trapula, trapuṣa, trapusa.

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

Trapus (त्रपुस्).—n.

(-puḥ) Tin, or according to some, lead: see trapu. E. trap to be ashamed, Unadi affix us .

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

Trapus (त्रपुस्).—[neuter] tin.

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

Trapus (त्रपुस्):—[from trapula > trapu] n. tin, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā iv, 7, 5, 1.]

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

Trapus (त्रपुस्):—(puḥ) 1. n. Tin.

[Sanskrit to German]

Trapus 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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