apatha अपथ

Definition: अपथ a. [नास्ति पन्था यत्र] Pathless, roadless; ˚थो देशः, ˚था नगरी &c. -थम्, -थः (also अपन्थाः P.V.4.72, II.4.3) 1 Not a way, absence of a way or road, pathless state; a bad or wrong road (lit.); अपन्थानं तु गच्छन्तं सोदरो$पि विमुच्चति Rām. (fig.) irregularity, deviation, a moral irregularity or deviation, a wrong road, bad or evil course; अपथे पदमर्पयन्ति हि श्रुत- वन्तो$पि रजोनिमीलिताः R.9.74;17.54; न कश्चिद्वर्णानामपथम- पकृष्टो$पि भजते Ś.5.1 follows evil ways; कारितस्त्वमपथे पदं मया Ki.13.45,64. -2 Heresy, heterodoxy (in opinions). -3 The vulva. -था Name of several plants. -थम् ind. By or in the wrong way, astray; अपथं वर्तते Sk. -Comp. -गामिन् a. pursuing evil courses; heretical. -प्रपन्न a. taking to evil ways (as man); spent or used out of place, misapplied, misspent (as money &c.); यः काकि- नीमप्यपथप्रपन्नां समुद्धरेन्निष्कसहस्रतुल्याम् H.3.116.


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