Vapa, Vapā: 11 definitions

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Vapa 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.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Vāpa.—(Ep. Ind., Vol. XV, p. 310, note 4), explained as a handcast or handful; but really, the same as vapa, sowing [seed grains appa ently by handcast]. (EI 15), cf. kulyavāpa (area requiring one kulya measure of seeds to be sown by handcast); see vāpa-gatyā, etc. (EI 3), a land measure. Note: vāpa 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 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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vapā (वपा).—f S The mucous or glutinous secretion of the flesh or bones. 2 (According to some.) The marrow of the bones. 3 The membrane lining the abdomen and investing the viscera, the peritoneum. 4 Fat or suet.

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vāpa (वाप).—m S Sowing.

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vāpa (वाप).—f R (vāpa S) A field of young corn; a field of which the seed sown is sprung up.

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vāpā (वापा).—m R (Usually vāphā) A garden bed or plat.

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

vāpa (वाप).—m Sowing. f A field of young corn.

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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

Vapa (वप).—

1) Sowing seed.

2) One who sows, a sower.

3) Shaving.

4) Weaving.

Derivable forms: vapaḥ (वपः).

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Vapā (वपा).—[vap-ac]

1) Fat, marrow; Y.3.94.

2) A hole, cavity; वल्मीकस्य वपायां च (valmīkasya vapāyāṃ ca) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 13.85.49.

3) A mound of earth thrown up by ants.

4) The skin of the intestines; अगस्त्यस्याभिचारेण युष्माकं च वपा हुता (agastyasyābhicāreṇa yuṣmākaṃ ca vapā hutā) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.118. 15.

5) A fleshy prominent navel.

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Vāpa (वाप).—[vap-ghañ]

1) Sowing seed.

2) Weaving.

3) Shaving, shearing; कृतवापो वसेद् गोष्ठे चर्मणा तेन संवृतः (kṛtavāpo vased goṣṭhe carmaṇā tena saṃvṛtaḥ) Manusmṛti 11. 18.

4) A sower.

5) Seed.

Derivable forms: vāpaḥ (वापः).

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

Vapa (वप).—m.

(-paḥ) 1. Shaving. 2. Sowing seed. 3. Weaving. f.

(-pā) 1. The mucous or glutinous secretion of the flesh or bones; according to some, also the marrow of the bones. 2. Any hole or cavity. E. vap to sow seed, &c., aff. ac .

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Vāpa (वाप).—m.

(-paḥ) 1. Shaving. 2. Sowing seed. 3. Weaving. E. vap to sow seed, &c., aff. ghañ .

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

Vapa (वप).—i. e. I. vap + a, m. 1. Sowing seed. 2. Shaving. Ii. f. . 1. The mucous or glutinous secretion of the flesh or bones, marrow, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 13, 39. 2. Fat, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 12, 63. 3. Any hole or cavity.

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Vāpa (वाप).—i. e. vap + a, m. Shaving, shearing, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 11, 108.

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

Vapa (वप).—[masculine] sower.

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Vapā (वपा).—1. [feminine] caul, omentum; poss. vant.

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Vapā (वपा).—2. v. valmīkavapā.

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Vāpa (वाप).—1. [masculine] shearing, shaving.

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Vāpa (वाप).—2. [masculine] sower, scatterer; scattering, seed.

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

1) Vapa (वप):—[from vap] 1. vapa m. shaving, shearing, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [from vap] 2. vapa m. one who sows, a sower, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā] (cf. [gana] pacādi)

3) Vapā (वपा):—[from vapa > vap] a f. See below.

4) [from vap] b f. a mound or heap thrown up by ants (See vāmika-v)

5) [v.s. ...] a cavity, hollow, hole, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] the skin or membrane investing the intestines or parts of the viscera, the caul or omentum, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā] etc. etc. (the horse has no omentum [according to] to [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa])

7) [v.s. ...] the mucous or glutinous secretion of the bones or flesh, marrow, fat (= medas), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] a fleshy prominent navel, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) Vāpa (वाप):—1. vāpa m. = vāya 1, ‘weaving’ or ‘a weaver’ (See tantu-, tantra-, sūtra-v).

10) 2. vāpa m. ([from] √1. vap) the act of shearing or shaving (See kṛta-v).

11) 3. vāpa m. ([from] √2. vap) a sower (See bīja-v)

12) the act of sowing seed, [Horace H. Wilson]

13) the act of pouring in or mixing with, [Nyāyamālā-vistara]

14) seed, [Mahābhārata]

15) (ifc.) sown with, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. [Pāṇini 8-4, 11 [Scholiast or Commentator]])

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

1) Vapa (वप):—(paḥ) 1. m. Shaving; sowing; weaving. f. Marrow of the bones; secretion; cavity.

2) Vāpa (वाप):—(paḥ) 1. m. Shaving; sowing. seed; weaving.

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

Vapā (वपा) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Vayā, Vāya, Vāva.

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Vapa in German

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