Vapya, Vāpya: 9 definitions


Vapya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, biology. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Vāpya (वाप्य) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “costus plant”, from the Costaceae (or, Costus) family of flowering plants. It is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā. The official botanical name is either Costus Speciosus, or Costus Arabicus, both from the Cheilocostus (or Costus) genus. The literal translation of Vāpya is “to be scattered, sown, cast or thrown”. In a different context, it can translate to “lakes”, “wells” or “water coming from ponds or tanks”.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Vapya in India is the name of a plant defined with Saussurea costus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Aucklandia lappa Decne. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Transactions of the Linnean Society of (1845)
· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)
· Annals and Magazine of Natural History (1841)
· Compositae Indicae (1876)
· Linnaea (1846)
· CIS Chromosome Inform. Serv. (1993)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vāpya (वाप्य).—a S (Possible, purposed, necessary &c.) to be sown. 2 (Possible &c.) to be shaved.

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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

Vāpya (वाप्य).—The Kuṣṭha tree.

Derivable forms: vāpyam (वाप्यम्).

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

Vāpya (वाप्य).—mfn.

(-pyaḥ-pyā-pyaṃ) To be sown, what may or ought to be sown. m.

(-pyaḥ) A sort of costus, (C. speciosus.) E. vap to sow, aff. ṇyat .

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

Vāpya (वाप्य).—1. [adjective] to be scattered.

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Vāpya (वाप्य).—2. [adjective] coming from ponds.

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

1) Vāpya (वाप्य):—[from vāpa] mfn. to be scattered or sown or cast or thrown, [Kauśika-sūtra]

2) [v.s. ...] coming from ponds or tanks (as water), [Suśruta]

3) [v.s. ...] m. a father (?), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] n. Costus Speciosus or Arabicus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] ([varia lectio] vyāpya).

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

Vāpya (वाप्य):—[(pyaḥ-pyā-pyaṃ)] 1. m. A sort of Costus. a. That may be sown.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vapya in German

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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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