Aupayika, Aupāyika: 10 definitions


Aupayika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Aupāyika.—(EI 25), probably, an adopted [son]. Note: aupāyika 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 mythology, zoology, 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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aupayika (औपयिक) or Aupāyika (औपायिक).—a. (- f.) [उपाय-ठक् (upāya-ṭhak)]

1) Proper, fit, right; नैतदौपयिकं राम यदिदं परितप्यसे (naitadaupayikaṃ rāma yadidaṃ paritapyase) Rām.2.53.3; Bhāgavata 3.2.12. न वैश्यशूद्रौपयिकीः कथाः (na vaiśyaśūdraupayikīḥ kathāḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.193.11.

2) Obtained by efforts.

-kaḥ, -kam A means, an expedient, remedy; शिवमौपयिकं गरीयसीम् (śivamaupayikaṃ garīyasīm) Kirātārjunīya 2.35.

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Aupāyika (औपायिक).—= औपयिक (aupayika) q. v.

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

Aupayika (औपयिक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) Right, fit, proper. n.

(-kaṃ) A means, an expedient. E. upāya an expedient, ṭhak aff.

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

Aupayika (औपयिक).—i. e. upāya + ika, the ā of the base shortened (aupāyika with ā, Mahābhārata 5, 7019, and Chr. 18, 37, see n.), adj., f. , Suitable, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 54, 38.

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

Aupayika (औपयिक).—[feminine] ī answering to a purpose, suitable, fit, proper.

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

1) Aupayika (औपयिक):—mf(ī)n. ([from] upāya [gana] vinayādi, [Pāṇini 5-4, 34]; with shortening of the ā, [Kāśikā-vṛtti on ib.]), answering a purpose, leading to an object, fit, proper, right, [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa] etc.

2) belonging to, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

3) obtained through a means or expedient, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) n. a means, expedient, [Kirātārjunīya ii, 35.]

5) Aupāyika (औपायिक):—mfn. = aupayika q.v., [Mahābhārata v, 7019.]

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

Aupayika (औपयिक):—[(kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) a.] Right, fit.

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Aupayika 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Aupayika (ಔಪಯಿಕ):—[adjective] connected with means; answering a purpose; leading to an object.

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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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