Vaprakriya, Vaprakriyā, Vapra-kriya: 3 definitions



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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaprakriyā (वप्रक्रिया).—the palyful butting of an elephant (or bull) against a bank or mound; वप्रक्रियामृक्षवतस्तटेषु (vaprakriyāmṛkṣavatastaṭeṣu) R.5.44; वप्रक्रीडापरिणतगजप्रेक्षणीयं ददर्श (vaprakrīḍāpariṇatagajaprekṣaṇīyaṃ dadarśa) Me.2.

Vaprakriyā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vapra and kriyā (क्रिया). See also (synonyms): vaprakrīḍā.

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

Vaprakriyā (वप्रक्रिया).—[feminine] (the elephant’s) building of or playing with earth-mounds.

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

Vaprakriyā (वप्रक्रिया):—[=vapra-kriyā] [from vapra > vap] ([Raghuvaṃśa]).

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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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