The Joyous Meditation Teachings of Lorin Roche


Apa-Down, away , off , back



apa
ápa [p= 47,3] [L=8961]
(as a prefix to nouns and verbs , expresses) away , off , back (opposed to úpa , ánu , sam , pra)

ud).

neg. particle a e.g. apa-bhī , fearless ; or may express deterioration , inferiority , &c (cf. apa-pāha).

Ved. , with abl.) away from , on the outside of , without , with the exception of ([cf. Gk. πό ; Lat. ab ; Goth. af ; Eng. of]).


(H1) ind.
[L=8961.1]down (opposed to
[L=8962]When prefixed to nouns , it may sometimes = the
[L=8962.1](As a separable particle or adverb in
apanī
apa- √  [L=9296]
 ; 
to rob , steal , take or drag away
 ; 
to remove , frighten away
 ; 
to put off or away (as garments , ornaments , or fetters)
 ; 
to extract , take from
 ; 
to deny
Comm. on Mn. viii , 53. 59  ; 
to except , exclude from a rule
Comm. on RPra1t. : Desid. -ninīati , to wish to remove Comm. on Mn. i , 27.


(H1) to lead away or off
apana (apaana). The downward air, which goes out through the anus. Definition and meaning of apana is extracted from the website of International Sathya Sai Baba Organization.

Also -
apana:
apāna
apā*  [L=10019]
(opposed to prā*á) , that of the five vital airs which goes downwards and out at the anus

MBh. (in this sense also (am) n. L. )

of a sāman PBr. ??

L.
(H2) m.
[L=10020]the anus
[L=10021]N.
[L=10022]ventris crepitus