(of doubtful derivation) the art of variegating , variegated or diversified appearance , decoration , ornament , artistic work VS. Br. Hariv. Katha1s. BhP.
|(H1) śílpa [p= 1073,3] [L=217434]||n.|
bāhya-kalā , " external or practical arts " , are enumerated e.g. carpentering , architecture , jewellery , farriery , acting , dancing , music , medicine , poetry &c [cf. IW. 185] ; and 64 abhyantara-kalā , " secret arts " e.g. kissing , embracing , and various other arts of coquetry) S3a1n3khBr. Mn. MBh. &c
|[L=217435]||any manual art or craft , any handicraft or mechanical or fine art (64 such arts or crafts , sometimes called |
MBh. Ka1v. &c
|[L=217436]||skill in any art or craft or work of art , ingenuity , contrivance |
|[L=217437]||any act or work (also |
|[L=217438]||ceremonial act , ceremony , rite (also |
Naigh. iii , 7 (cf. su-śilpa)
|[L=217439]||form , shape |
partic. kind of śastra or hymn (of a highly artificial character , recited on the 6th day of the pṛṣṭhya ṣaḍ-aha , at the viśvajit &c ) Br. S3rS.
|[L=217441]||a kind of sacrificial ladle (?) |
du. with jamad-agneḥ) N. of two sāmans A1rshBr.
N. of a teacher S3Br.
|(H1B) śílpa [L=217443]||m.|
variegated VS. TS.
|(H1B) śilpá [L=217446]||mfn.|