Tripada, Tri-pada: 18 definitions


Tripada means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Tripada (त्रिपद).—Made up of a collection of three padas or words; the word is used in connection with a Rk or a portion of the kramapatha: cf. यथोक्तं पुनरुक्तं त्रिपदप्रभृति (yathoktaṃ punaruktaṃ tripadaprabhṛti) T.Pr.I.61. The word is found used in connection with a bahuvrihi compound made up of three words; cf. the term त्रिपद-बहुव्रीहि (tripada-bahuvrīhi).

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Tripāda (त्रिपाद).—A demon. In the battle between the demons and the devas Subrahmaṇya slew this demon. (Śloka 75, Chapter 46, Śalya Parva).

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Tripadā (त्रिपदा) is another name for Haṃsapādī, a medicinal plant possibly identified with Adiantum lunulatum Burm. from the Pteridaceae family of flowering plants, according to verse 5.109-113 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Together with the names Tripadā and Haṃsapādī, there are a total of twenty-six Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant. Note: Haṃsapādī is claimed as a variety of Lajjālu by Dh. and Rājanighaṇṭu.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Tripāda (त्रिपाद) refers to the “three planes” (of the triadic universe), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, [while describing the Niṣkala Form of Śrīnātha]—“[...] The attendants of the teacher are twelve and are located in the middle of the staff of the Egg of Brahmā. Free, he resides in the middle of the ocean of nectar (of the Yoni) and he satisfies the universe. They too are the energizers of the letters and are adorned with the Twelve Jewels. They are on the three planes (tripāda) (of the triadic universe) and * * * are said to be (both) differentiated and without (phenomenal) qualities”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (h)

Tripada (त्रिपद) (or dvipada) refers to the unit called prakrama (used during construction of Hindu temples), according to Rudradātta’s commentary on Āpastambaśrautasūtra.—In the Āpastambaśrautasūtra, the measurement of the abode of āhavanīya fire is mentioned with the unit of prakrama and it fixes the area as eight prakrama for Brahmins. In the commentary of Rudradātta on Āpastambaśrautasūtra, the unit called prakrama is identified as dvipada or tripada. In the later period, the practice of worship of image as well as the necessity of the construction of temple came into being gradually.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Tripada.—(LP), the three chief account books, viz. rojmol, khātā-vahī and pāvtī-vahī. Note: tripada is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

tripada (त्रिपद).—a (S) Tripedal or three-footed. 2 Of three lines--a stanza. 3 In arithmetic. Trinomial.

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tripāda (त्रिपाद).—a S Of which three-fourths are included under one rāśi or sign--a constellation, such as kṛttikā, punarvasu &c. 2 Used as s m Such a constellation. tri0 lāgaṇēṃ in. con. To die under the prevalence of a constellation called tri0 This is considered as unfortunate.

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

tripada (त्रिपद).—a (In arithmetic.) Trinomial.

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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

Tripada (त्रिपद).—a. three-footed.

-dam a tripod; त्रिपदैः करकैः स्थालैः (tripadaiḥ karakaiḥ sthālaiḥ) ...... Śiva. B.22. 62.

Tripada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tri and pada (पद).

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Tripāda (त्रिपाद).—

1) the Supreme Being.

2) fever.

Derivable forms: tripādaḥ (त्रिपादः).

Tripāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tri and pāda (पाद).

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

Tripada (त्रिपद).—mfn.

(-daḥ-dā-dī-daṃ) 1. Three-footed. 2. Having three lines or divisions, (a stanza.) 3. (In Arithmetic,) Trinomial. n.

(-daṃ) 1. A tripod. f.

(-dā) A verse of three lines, as the Gayatri. f. (-dī) 1. A creeper, (Cissus pedata.) 2. The girth of an elephant. E. tri three, and pada a foot.

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

Tripada (त्रिपद).—adj., f. , 1. having three feet. 2. having three verses.

Tripada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tri and pada (पद).

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

Tripada (त्रिपद).—([feminine] tripadā or tripadā) three-footed or consisting of three Pādas.

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

1) Tripada (त्रिपद):—[=tri-pada] [from tri] mfn. three-footed, [Mahābhārata vi, 71]

2) [v.s. ...] extending over 3 squares, [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

3) [v.s. ...] ([Pāṇini 4-1, 9]) having 3 divisions (a stanza), [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā] and, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] (f. tripadā), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā] (f. padā), [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] measuring 3 feet, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

5) [v.s. ...] containing 3 words, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā-prātiśākhya; Atharvaveda-prātiśākhya [Scholiast or Commentator]]

6) [v.s. ...] n. 3 words, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā-prātiśākhya]

7) Tripadā (त्रिपदा):—[=tri-padā] [from tri-pada > tri] f. Cissus pedata, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] the Gāyatrī metre, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]

9) Tripāda (त्रिपाद):—[=tri-pāda] [from tri] a m. an asterism of which three-fourths are included under one zodiacal sign, [Horace H. Wilson]

10) [v.s. ...] = -padikā, [Kauśika-sūtra]

11) [v.s. ...] b a vessel with three feet, [Kauśika-sūtra]

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

Tripada (त्रिपद):—[tri-pada] (daḥ-dā-dī-daṃ) a. Three-footed; having three lines; trinomial. f. () 1. f. Verse of three lines. () 3. f. A creeper; elephant’s girth. n. A tripod.

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

Tripāda (त्रिपाद) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Tippāya.

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Tripada (त्रिपद):—n. 1. a stool having three legs; 2. a tripod; 3. Mythol. the incarnation of Vishnu; Vamana; adj. three-footed;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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