Vapiha, Vāpiha, Vapi-ha, Vāpīha: 3 definitions


Vapiha 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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vāpiha (वापिह) or Vāpīha (वापीह).—the Chātaka bird.

Derivable forms: vāpihaḥ (वापिहः), vāpīhaḥ (वापीहः).

Vāpiha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vāpi and ha (ह).

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

Vāpīha (वापीह).—m.

(-haḥ) The Chataka, a bird, (Cuculus melanoleucos.) E. vāpī a pool, to abandon, aff. ka; drinking rain water only.

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

Vāpīha (वापीह):—[=vāpī-ha] [from vāpī > vāpa] m. ‘abandoning lakes’, the Cātaka bird, Cuculus Melanoleucus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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. 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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