Vyapara, aka: Vyāpāra; 8 Definition(s)


Vyapara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, 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

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Vyāpāra (व्यापार).—An activity denoted by a verbal root. It is described to be made of a series of continuous subordinate activities carried on by different agents and instruments helping the process of the main activity.

Source: Shodhganga: Vaiyākaraṇabhūṣaṇasāra: a critical study
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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India history and geogprahy

Vyāpāra.—(SII 1), a trade. (Ep. Ind., Vol. XXXVI, p. 20), administration. Cf. mudrā-vyāpāra. Note: vyāpāra 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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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

Pali-English dictionary

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vyāpāra : (m.) occupations; work; business.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Vyāpāra, (vi+ā+pṛ) occupation, business, service, work J. I, 341; V, 60; Vism. 595. Cp. veyyāvacca, vyappatha (by°), vyāvaṭa. (Page 654)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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vyāpāra (व्यापार).—m (S) Work or action generally; any working or acting; any work, operation, business, or proceeding. 2 Trade, traffic, commerce, mercantile business.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vyāpāra (व्यापार).—m Work or action. Trade.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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

Vyāpāra (व्यापार).—

1) Employment, engagement, business, occupation; ततः प्रविशति यथोक्तव्यापारा शकुन्तला (tataḥ praviśati yathoktavyāpārā śakuntalā) Ś.1; Ku. 2.54.

2) Application, employment; वृष्णीनामिव नीतिविक्रम- गुणव्यापारशान्तद्विषाम् (vṛṣṇīnāmiva nītivikrama- guṇavyāpāraśāntadviṣām) Mu.2.4.

3) Profession, trade, practice, exercise; as in शस्त्रव्यापार (śastravyāpāra).

4) An act, doing, performance.

5) Working, operation, action, influence; (vrataṃ) व्यापाररोधि मदनस्य निषेवितव्यम् (vyāpārarodhi madanasya niṣevitavyam) Ś.1.26; तस्यानुमेने भगवान् विमन्युर्व्यापारमात्मन्यपि सायकानाम् (tasyānumene bhagavān vimanyurvyāpāramātmanyapi sāyakānām) Ku.7.93; V.3.17.

6) Being placed on; हस्तं कम्पवती रुणद्धि रशनाव्यापार- लोलाङ्गुलिम् (hastaṃ kampavatī ruṇaddhi raśanāvyāpāra- lolāṅgulim) M.4.15.

7) Exertion, effort; आर्याप्यरुन्धती तत्र व्यापारं कर्तुमर्हति (āryāpyarundhatī tatra vyāpāraṃ kartumarhati) Ku.6.32 'will be pleased to exert herself in that behalf'; न व्यापारशतेनापि शुकवत् पाठ्यते बकः (na vyāpāraśatenāpi śukavat pāṭhyate bakaḥ) H. Pr.43. (vyāpāraṃ kṛ 1 to take part in.

2) to have effect on.

3) to meddle; as in avyāpāreṣu vyāpāraṃ yo naraḥ kartumicchati Pt.1.21.)

Derivable forms: vyāpāraḥ (व्यापारः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vyāpāra (व्यापार).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. Occupation, business, trade. 2. Exercise, practice. 3. Effort. 4. Meddling. E. vi, āṅ before pṛ to be busy, aff. ghañ .

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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