Adhipatya, Ādhipatya: 16 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Adhipaty.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Ādhipatya (आधिपत्य) refers to “(having attained the) mastery (of all dharmas)”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “How then, son of good family, does the Bodhisattva never lose his supernormal knowledge after having attained the mastery of all dharmas (sarvadharma-ādhipatya)? Son of good family, if a certain ascetic or a Brahmin produces the supernormal knowledge without having overcome the view that there is a permanent substance, he will loose his supernormal knowledge. However the Bodhisattva, having overcome sixty-two doctrinal viewpoints derived from the root view that there is a permanent substance, produces the supernormal knowledge in the absence of any attachment of view; [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Ādhipatya (आधिपत्य) refers to the “power (of Yama)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Yama’s noose, which cannot be resisted even by the chiefs of gods, demons, men and the lord of snakes, in half a moment binds the world of living souls. [com.—Next he speaks about the power (ādhipatyam) of Yama (kṛtāntasya)]—Yama is clearly the one and only chief conqueror of the three worlds [and] by the mere wish of whom do the 30 gods die”.

Synonyms: Aiśvarya, Rājya.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ādhipatya (आधिपत्य).—n S Lordship, rule, mastery.

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

ādhipatya (आधिपत्य).—n Lordship, rule, mastery.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ādhipatya (आधिपत्य).—[adhipaterbhāvaḥ karma vā yak]

1) Supremacy, power, sovereignty, lordship; अश्मान्नानामाधिपत्यं जगाम (aśmānnānāmādhipatyaṃ jagāma) Av.18.4.54. राज्यं सुराणामपि चाधिपत्यम् (rājyaṃ surāṇāmapi cādhipatyam) (avāpya) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 2.8.

2) The duties of a king; पाण्डोः पुत्रं प्रकुरुष्वाधिपत्ये (pāṇḍoḥ putraṃ prakuruṣvādhipatye) Mb.

Derivable forms: ādhipatyam (आधिपत्यम्).

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

Adhipatya (अधिपत्य).—(nt., = Pali adhipacca, adhipatiya, compare Sanskrit ādhipatya), overlordship: °tyena Sukhāvatīvyūha 42.15 (prose).

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

Ādhipatya (आधिपत्य).—n.

(-tyaṃ) Power, supremacy, sovereignty. E. adhipati a lord or master, &c. ṣyañ aff.

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

Ādhipatya (आधिपत्य).— i. e. adhipati + ya, n. Sovereign dominion, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 12, 100.

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

Ādhipatya (आधिपत्य).—[neuter] supremacy.

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

Ādhipatya (आधिपत्य):—n. ([Pāṇini 5-1, 124]) ([from] adhi-pati), supremacy, sovereignty, power, [Ṛg-veda x, 124, 5; Atharva-veda xviii, 4, 54; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Manu-smṛti; Yājñavalkya; Pañcatantra etc.]

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

Ādhipatya (आधिपत्य):—[ādhi-patya] (tyaṃ) 1. n. Authority.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Ādhipatya (आधिपत्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Āhipatta, Āhevacca.

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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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Ādhipatya (आधिपत्य) [Also spelled adhipaty]:—(nm) supremacy; power.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ādhipatya (ಆಧಿಪತ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] the status, dominion, rule or power of a sovereign; sovereignty; supremacy of power.

2) [noun] the state, area or jurisdiction under one’s administration or rule.

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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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