Auttanapada, Auttānapāda: 7 definitions


Auttanapada means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Auttanapada in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Auttānapāda (औत्तानपाद).—On the left cheek of Śiśumāra.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 23. 102.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Auttanapada in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Auttānapāda (औत्तानपाद).—[uttānapāda-aṇ iñ vā]

1) Name of Dhruva; यत् ते हि वः प्राणनिरोध आसीदौत्तानपादिर्मयि सङ्गतात्मा (yat te hi vaḥ prāṇanirodha āsīdauttānapādirmayi saṅgatātmā) Bhāg.4.8.82.

2) The polar star.

Derivable forms: auttānapādaḥ (औत्तानपादः).

See also (synonyms): auttānapādī.

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

Auttānapāda (औत्तानपाद).—and -pādi -pādi, i. e. uttāna-pāda (a proper name) + a or i, patron. m. Dhruva or the polar star, Mahābhārata 13, 195; [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 4, 8, 82.

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

Auttānapāda (औत्तानपाद):—m. a descendant of Uttāna-pāda, Name of Dhruva (or the polar star), [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa etc.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Auttanapada 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

[«previous next»] — Auttanapada in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Auttānapāda (ಔತ್ತಾನಪಾದ):—[noun] a slightly variable, super giant, binary star, the brightest star in the constellation Ursa Minor, with a magnitude of 2.1, used for navigation, since it is the closest star to the north celestial pole and remains nearly stationary throughout the night; North Star; Pole Star:.

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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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