Vapu: 9 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Vapu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Vapu (वपु).—A devi attending on Soma.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 26. 45; III. 65. 26.

1b) (Vayu) a daughter of Dakṣa; wife of Dharma and mother of Vyavasāya;1 one of the nine devīs serving Soma.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 10. 25, 36; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 7. 23, 30.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 55. 43; 90. 25.
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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)

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Vapu (वपु):—[vapuḥ] Body

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vapu : (nt.) the body.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vapu (वपु).—n S The body.

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

vapu (वपु).—n The body.

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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

Vapu (वपु).—[upyante sarvaduḥkhāni atra, vap-usiḥ Uṇ.2.114] The body.

Derivable forms: vapuḥ (वपुः).

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

1) Vapu (वपु):—[from vap] m. = vapus, a body, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

2) [v.s. ...] f. Name of an Apsaras, [Mahābhārata; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Vapu (वपु):—f. Nomen proprium einer Apsaras [Mahābhārata 1, 4819.] [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 1, 42. fgg.] Vgl. vapus. -śūrāsthivapu [Mahābhārata 7, 661] fehlerhaft für śūrāsthicaya, wie die ed. Bomb. liest.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vapu (वपु):—(nm) the body, physique; ~[māna] good-looking; tangible.

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