Vasavacapa, Vāsavacāpa, Vasava-capa: 3 definitions


Vasavacapa 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Vasavachapa.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vasavacapa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vāsavacāpa (वासवचाप).—a rainbow.

Derivable forms: vāsavacāpaḥ (वासवचापः).

Vāsavacāpa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vāsava and cāpa (चाप).

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

Vāsavacāpa (वासवचाप):—[=vāsava-cāpa] [from vāsava] m. ‘Indra’s bow’, a rainbow, [Vikramāṅkadeva-carita, by Bilhaṇa]

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vasavacapa in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vāsavacāpa (ವಾಸವಚಾಪ):—[noun] a bow or arc of prismatic colours appearing in the heavens opposite the sun and caused by the refraction and reflection of the suṇs rays in drops of rain; a rainbow.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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