Vishtapa, Viṣṭapa: 9 definitions


Vishtapa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

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

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

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.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viṣṭapa (विष्टप).—[viṣ-kapan Uṇādi-sūtra 3.145]

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

2) A vessel, cup (Ved.).

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

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

Viṣṭapa (विष्टप).— (cf. piṣṭapa, and piv for pi-pā, s. v. 1. ), m. and n. A world, Böhtl. Ind. Spr. 3288.

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

1) Viṣṭapa (विष्टप):—[=vi-ṣṭapa] [from vi-ṣṭap > vi-ṣṭambh] n. (rarely m.) idem, [Ṛg-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Brāhmaṇa] (with ṛṣabhasya, ‘a hump’ [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]; pe ind. in heaven, [Āpastamba])

2) [v.s. ...] forking or bifurcation (of an Udumbara branch), [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā [Scholiast or Commentator]]

3) [v.s. ...] a world, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

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

Viṣṭapa (विष्टप):—[viṣṭa-pa] (paḥ-paṃ) 1. m. n. A world.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Viṣṭapa (विष्टप) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Viṭṭhai.

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Vishtapa 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Viṣṭapa (ವಿಷ್ಟಪ):—[noun] the world.

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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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