Adhipa, Adhipā: 17 definitions


Adhipa means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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 Adhip.

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Adhipa (अधिप) refers to the “ruler (of the family)” [i.e., sarvātmakasya varadharma-kulādhipasya], according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “To reach the happiness, in the heart of all beings, Of the whole soul, of the highest dharma family ruler (kula-adhipa), Of the abandonment of hatred entirely, of great bliss, That happiness, be to you, the farthest consecration”.

Source: MDPI Books: The Ocean of Heroes

Adhipa (अधिप) (or Indra) refers to the “kings (of the clouds)” (associated with the guṇacakra or ‘merit circle’), according to the 10th-century Ḍākārṇava-tantra: one of the last Tibetan Tantric scriptures belonging to the Buddhist Saṃvara tradition consisting of 51 chapters.—Accordingly, [while describing the Merit Circle (guṇacakra)]: “[...] In addition, there are trees, the guardians of direction, serpent kings, and cloud kings (megha-adhipa) in order—[...] All is here in the charnel grounds; he should give a wreath of vajras [to them] All is also to be done in this same [charnel ground]. [...]”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

adhipa : (m.) lord; master; ruler.

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

Adhipa, (Sk. adhipa, abbrev. of adhipati) ruler, lord, master J.II, 369; III, 324; V, 393; Pv.II, 86 (jan° king); Dāvs III, 52; VvA.314. (Page 28)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

adhipa (अधिप).—m S adhipati m S A lord, sovereign, ruler, master. Ex. of comp, grāmādhipati, dēśādhi- pati, rājyādhipati.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

adhipa (अधिप).—m A lord, master, ruler.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Adhipa (अधिप).—[adhipāti, adhi-pā-ka] A lord, ruler, king, sovereign, head; अथ प्रजानामधिपः प्रभाते (atha prajānāmadhipaḥ prabhāte) R.2.1; mostly in comp.; नराधिपः (narādhipaḥ) lord of men, king; गज° (gaja°) a lordly elephant &c.

Derivable forms: adhipaḥ (अधिपः).

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Adhipā (अधिपा).—[adhipāti-pā-kvip] A king, ruler, lord.

Derivable forms: adhipāḥ (अधिपाः).

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

Adhipa (अधिप).—m.

(-paḥ) 1. An owner, a lord or master. 2. A king. E. adhi, and pa who preserves, from .

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

Adhipa (अधिप).—[adhi-pa] (vb. 2. ), m. 1. A lord, Chr. 3, 3. 2. A king. 3. A superintendent, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 233. 4. A commander.

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

Adhipa (अधिप).—[masculine] lord, master, ruler.

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Adhipā (अधिपा).—[masculine] lord, master, ruler.

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

1) Adhipa (अधिप):—[=adhi-pa] m. a ruler, commander, regent, king.

2) Adhipā (अधिपा):—[=adhi-pā] [from adhi-pa] m. [Vedic or Veda] a ruler, king, sovereign.

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

Adhipa (अधिप):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-paḥ) 1) An owner, a lord or master.

2) A king.

3) (In astrology.) The regent of a sign of the zodiac. E. with adhi, kṛt aff. ka.

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Adhipā (अधिपा):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-pāḥ) (ved.) A master, a lord, a pro-tector. E. with adhi, kṛt aff. vic.

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

Adhipa (अधिप):—[a-dhipa] (paḥ) 1. m. An owner, a lord.

[Sanskrit to German]

Adhipa 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

Adhipa (अधिप) [Also spelled adhip]:—[[~ti]] (nm) a ruler, king, master; chief.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Adhipa (ಅಧಿಪ):—[noun] = ಅಧಿನಾಥ [adhinatha].

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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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