Adhipati; 9 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Adhipati (अधिपति).—A son of Bhṛgu, and a deva.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 1. 90; Vāyu-purāṇa 65. 87.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Predominance (adhipati) and pre-nascence (purejāta), are 2 of the 24 conditions (paccaya).

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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India history and geogprahy

Adhipati.—(LL), a king; cf. pati. Note: adhipati is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Adhipati, (n.-adj.) (adhi + pati, cp. adhipa) 1. ruler, master J.IV, 223; Vv 811; Miln.388; DhA.I, 36 (= seṭṭha). ‹-› 2. ruling over, governing, predominant; ruled or governed by Vbh.216 sq. (chandaṃ adhipatiṃ katvā making energy predominant); DhsA.125, 126 (atta° autonomous, loka° heteronomous, influenced by society). See alṣo Dhs. trsl. 20 & Cpd. 60. (Page 29)

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

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adhipati (अधिपति).—m A lord, master, ruler.

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

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Adhipati (अधिपति).—[adhikaḥ patiḥ]

1) = अधिपः (adhipaḥ).

2) A part of the head where the wound proves immediately fatal; (मस्तकाभ्यन्तरोपरिष्टात् शिरासन्धिसन्निपातो रोमावर्तोऽधिपतिः, तत्रापि सद्यो मरणम् (mastakābhyantaropariṣṭāt śirāsandhisannipāto romāvarto'dhipatiḥ, tatrāpi sadyo maraṇam) Suśr.

Derivable forms: adhipatiḥ (अधिपतिः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Adhipati (अधिपति).—(as in Pali) used in figurative sense, con- troller, dominant influence or factor: adhipati-pratyaya, relation of dominance (CPD), Mvy 2270, fourth of 4 kinds of pratyaya (1), q.v.; adhipatinā (sc. pratyayena) Śikṣ 253.2; Bbh 14.4, 10 etc.; 80.22; defined as upāya-hetu, 99.2—3; etc. (common in Bbh); the four pratyaya listed also ŚsP 80.4, but there seems to be a corruption in place of adhipati: ālambanāmateya-samanantara-hetu-pratyaya- tām (text °tā; amateya or ām° instead of adhipati!); the other three are as in Mvy; °ti-phalam, dominant fruition, one of the 5 phala (acc. to Sūtrāl. of karuṇā), Mvy 2273, ‘because it is the seed of supreme enlightenment’, Sūtrāl xvii.31, comm.; but in more general sense Bbh 102.18, expl. 103.5 ff., cakṣurvijñānaṃ cakṣurindriyasyādhipati- phalam,…(etc. with all senses,) svena-svenādhipatyena yat phalaṃ nirvartate, tad adhipatiphalaṃ.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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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. 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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