Vishtapa, aka: Viṣṭapa; 3 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Viṣṭapa can be transliterated into English as Vistapa or Vishtapa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geogprahy

Viṣṭapa.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘three’. Note: viṣṭapa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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Viṣṭapa (विष्टप).—[viṣ-kapan Uṇ.3.145]

1) A world; अथ पुत्रस्य पौत्रेण ब्रध्नस्याप्नोति विष्टपम् (atha putrasya pautreṇa bradhnasyāpnoti viṣṭapam) Ms.9.137; R.11.19; सुराः समभ्यर्थयितार एते कार्यं त्रयाणामपि विष्टपानाम् (surāḥ samabhyarthayitāra ete kāryaṃ trayāṇāmapi viṣṭapānām) Ku.3.2; cf. त्रिविष्टप (triviṣṭapa).

2) A vessel, cup (Ved.).

Derivable forms: viṣṭapaḥ (विष्टपः), viṣṭapam (विष्टपम्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viṣṭapa (विष्टप).—mn.

(-paḥ-paṃ) A world. E. viś to enter, (into which,) kapan aff., tuṭ aug.; also viṣṭabha .

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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