Adhipati: 16 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 1. 90; Vāyu-purāṇa 65. 87.
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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)

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

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

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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 geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

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.

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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

[«previous next»] — Adhipati in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

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

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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)

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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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

adhipati (अधिपति).—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

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Adhipati (अधिपति).—(as in Pali) used in figurative sense, con- troller, dominant influence or factor: adhipati-pratyaya, relation of dominance (Critical Pali Dictionary), Mahāvyutpatti 2270, fourth of 4 kinds of pratyaya (1), q.v.; adhipatinā (sc. pratyayena) Śikṣāsamuccaya 253.2; Bodhisattvabhūmi 14.4, 10 etc.; 80.22; defined as upāya-hetu, 99.2—3; etc. (common in Bodhisattvabhūmi); the four pratyaya listed also Śatasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 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 Mahāvyutpatti; °ti-phalam, dominant fruition, one of the 5 phala (according to Asaṅga (Mahāyāna-sūtrālaṃkāra) of karuṇā), Mahāvyutpatti 2273, ‘because it is the seed of supreme enlightenment’, Sūtrāl xvii.31, commentary; but in more general sense Bodhisattvabhūmi 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: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adhipati (अधिपति).—m.

(-tiḥ) A master, an owner, a ruler. 2. A king. E. adhi, and pati a master.

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

Adhipati (अधिपति).—[adhi-pati], m. 1. A lord, an owner, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 37. 2. A king.

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

Adhipati (अधिपति).—[masculine] lord, master, ruler.

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

1) Adhipati (अधिपति):—[=adhi-pati] [from adhi-pa] m. = adhi-pa

2) [v.s. ...] (in med.) a particular part of the head (where a wound proves instantly fatal).

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

Adhipati (अधिपति):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-tiḥ) 1) A master, an owner, a ruler.

2) A king. (A noun depending upon it in these meanings stands in the gen. or loc., f. i. gavāmadhipati or goṣvadhipati.)

3) (In medicine.) ‘That part of the trunk which is inside of the upper part of the head, at the passage of the vessel along the lateral sinus; wounds inflicted there produce instantaneous death’. E. with adhi, uṇ. aff. ḍati.

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

Adhipati (अधिपति):—[adhi-pati] (tiḥ) 2. m. A master.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Adhipati (अधिपति):—(1. adhi + pati) m.

1) Oberherr, Oberhaupt, Gebieter, Befehlshaber [Halāyudha im Śabdakalpadruma] adhipatirmṛ.yoḥ [Atharvavedasaṃhitā 5, 30, 15.] bhuvanasya.pataye.svāhā . adhipataye.svāhā [Vājasaneyisaṃhitā 9, 20. 13, 24. 14, 9.] [Atharvavedasaṃhitā 4, 8, 1.] puraetā bhavatyannādo dhipatirya evaṃ veda [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 14, 4, 1, 19.] [?(= Bṛhadāranyakopaniṣad 1, 3, 18.)] sa vā ayamātmā sarveṣāṃ bhūtānāmadhipatiḥ sarveṣāṃ bhūtānāṃ rājā [?5, 5, 15. (= Bṛhadāranyakopaniṣad 2, 5, 15.) 7, 1, 32. (=Bṛhadāranyakopaniṣad 4, 3, 33.) 2, 34. (=Bṛhadāranyakopaniṣad 4, 4, 4.) 13, 4, 1, 14.] vidarbharājādhipatiḥ (d. i. vidarbharājā adhipatiḥ) [Nalopākhyāna 12, 31.] sarvasyādhipatirhi saḥ (brāhmaṇaḥ) [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 8, 37.] bhūmeradhipatirhi saḥ (rājā) [8, 39.] grāmasya [7, 115.] divaukasām [Raghuvaṃśa 3, 47.] auch mit dem loc. [Vopadeva’s Grammatik 5, 29.] im comp.: sahasrādhipati (über 1000 Dörfer) [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 7, 119.] draviṇā [Rāmāyaṇa 5, 73, 28.] rākṣasā [1, 1, 48.] niṣādā [29.] [Viśvāmitra’s Kampf 8, 15. 11, 5.] [Nalopākhyāna 17, 13.] [Vetālapañcaviṃśati 35, 10.] von Gott: tasmādadhipatimāpṛcchya paraṃ ca yatnamāsthāyopakrameta [Suśruta 2, 91, 15.] —

2) Wirbel auf dem Kopf: mastakābhyantaropariṣṭātsirāsaṃdhisaṃnipāto romāvarto dhipatistatrāpi sadyomaraṇam [Suśruta 1, 351, 10.] sīmanteṣvekaikāmekāmadhipatāviti [357, 12.]

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Adhipati (अधिपति):—

1) mit gen. und loc. [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 2, 3, 39.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Adhipati (अधिपति):—m.

1) dass. —

2) Wirbel auf dem Kopfe.

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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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