Yapana, Yāpana: 13 definitions


Yapana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Hindi. 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 Yapan.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

yāpana : (nt.) sustenance; nourishment; keeping up of the body.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Yāpana, (& yapana) (nt.) (fr. yāpeti. Cp. Epic & Class. Sk. yāpana) keeping going, sustenance, feeding, nourishment, existence, living. Esp. in one standing combination respecting the feeding and keeping of the body “kāyassa ṭhitiyā yāpanāya etc. ” (for the maintenance of the body) in yātrā passage: see yātrā 2; in which it is explained at Vism. 32 by “pavattiyā avicched’atthaṃ, cira-kāla-ṭṭhit’atthaṃ” i.e. for the preservation of life. - Further at J. I, 66 (alam me ettakaṃ yāpanāya); V, 387 (thokaṃ mama yāpana-mattaṃ eva); DhA. IV, 210 (yāpana-mattaṃ dhanaṃ); PvA. 28.—Used more frequent together with shortened form yapana; in standard phrase vutti pālana, yapana yāpana cāra (cp. yapeti) at Vism. 145; DhsA. 149, 167. Or similarly as f. with spelling yapanā & yāpanā: yapanā yāpanā iriyanā vattanā pālanā at Dhs. 19, 82, 295, 380, 441, 716. At DhsA. 404 yāpanā is used as syn. of yātrā. (Page 554)

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Yapana, see yāpana. (Page 550)

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yāpana (यापन).—a. (- f.)

1) Causing to go or go away.

2) Curing.

3) Mitigating.

4) Supporting (life); ग्राम्य- माहारमादद्यादस्वाद्वपि हि यापनम् (grāmya- māhāramādadyādasvādvapi hi yāpanam) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.212.13.

-nam, -nā 1 Causing to go away, driving out, expulsion, removal.

2) Cure or alleviation (of a disease).

3) Spending or passing time, as in कालयापनम् (kālayāpanam).

4) Delay, procrastination.

5) Support, maintenance; देवतातिथिशेषेण कुरुते देह- यापनम् (devatātithiśeṣeṇa kurute deha- yāpanam) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.26.6;12.213.17.

6) Practice, exercise; तत्र न व्यवधातव्यं परोक्षा धर्मयापना (tatra na vyavadhātavyaṃ parokṣā dharmayāpanā) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.134.2 (com. dharmayāpanā dharmopadeśaḥ).

7) Loitering.

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

Yāpana (यापन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Spending or passing away time. 2. Abinding, staying, being. 3. Rejection, ejection, expelling, expulsion. 4. Allaying, alleviating, (as pain or sickness.) E. to go, causal form, aff. lyuṭ .

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

Yāpana (यापन).—i. e. , [Causal.], + ana, n., f. (Kām. Nītis. 9, 1). 1. Spending time. 2. Staying. 3. Rejection. 4. Alleviating.

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

Yāpana (यापन).—[adjective] [neuter] & [feminine] ā causing to go, bringing to an end (time), prolonging or supporting (life); as subst. also procrastination, delay.

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

1) Yāpana (यापन):—[from yāpa > yā] mfn. causing to go or pass away, bringing to an end, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] mitigating, alleviating, curing (as an injection), [Caraka]

3) [v.s. ...] prolonging or supporting life, [Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] m. (with saṃgha) Name of a [particular] Jaina sect, [Bhadrabāhu-caritra]

5) [v.s. ...] n. and f(ā). causing to go, driving away, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] n. causing time to pass away, delay, procrastination, [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra; Kāvya literature]

7) [v.s. ...] cure, alleviation (of a malady), [Caraka]

8) [v.s. ...] maintenance, support, [Mahābhārata]

9) [v.s. ...] exercise, practice, [Mahābhārata]

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

Yāpana (यापन):—(naṃ) 1. n. Spending time; staying; rejecting; allaying.

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

Yāpana (यापन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Javaṇa, Javaṇā, Jāvaṇa, Jāvaṇā.

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Yapana 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Yāpana (यापन) [Also spelled yapan]:—(nm) spending, passing away (it generally appears as the second member in compound words, as [jīvanayāpana]).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Yāpana (ಯಾಪನ):—

1) [noun] a spending of time.

2) [noun] a delaying or being delayed; delay.

3) [noun] the means of sustaining life; livelihood.

4) [noun] the act of walking; a walk.

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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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