Vapya, aka: Vāpya; 4 Definition(s)


Vapya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Vāpya (वाप्य) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “costus plant”, from the Costaceae (or, Costus) family of flowering plants. It is used throughout Āyurvedic 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”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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-English dictionary

Vāpya (वाप्य).—The Kuṣṭha tree.

Derivable forms: vāpyam (वाप्यम्).

Source: DDSA: The practical 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: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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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