Tapas, Tāpas, Tapash: 22 definitions


Tapas means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

Tapas has 20 English definitions available.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Tapas (तपस्):—

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Tapas (तपस्):—n.

1) Wärme , Hitze , Glut. Die fünf Tapas sind vier nach den vier Weltgegenden angezündete Feuer und die von oben brennende Sonne.

2) Weh , Plage.

3) freiwillig übernommener Schmerz , Selbstpeinigung , Askese und die damit verbundene und durch dieselbe angestrebte Verinnerlichung , Versenkung in das Uebersinnliche , Beschaulichkeit. Auch personificirt. —

4) ein best. kühler Monat , der erste Monat zwischen Winter und Frühling [Taittirīyasaṃhitā 1,4,14,1.] Nach den Lexicographen m. , welches auch die kühle Jahreszeit , den Winter und die heisse Jahreszeit bezeichnen soll. —

5) die über Janas gelegene Welt.

6) das 9te astrol. Haus.

7) ein best. Kalpa 2)h).

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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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