Gopana, Gopanā: 18 definitions


Gopana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi, biology. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Gopan.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Gopana (गोपन).—Ātreya gotrakaras.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 197. 3.
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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Gopana (गोपन) refers to “concealment” [i.e., the external vow—concealment of the of Kaula practice], according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “Listen, O god, I will explain the excellent vow of Knowledge. (The adept may have) matted hair, shaved head or topknot, he may have bathed or practice celibacy—in any condition, whether he abides in the (normal) course of practice, or (the observance of this) vow, he is successful. (In any case), the external vow should be observed, that is, the concealment of Kaula practice [i.e., kaulikācāra-gopana]. (This is true also) of the yogi who bears the Five Insignia (pañcamudrā), is covered in ashes and naked, or who wears rags (cīvara) and the bark of trees, or is adorned with all the ornaments, or who wears red clothes, or even one who wears whatever he pleases. The teaching of the scripture is that the vow is said to be in accord with the garment the best of adepts may assume”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Gopana in India is the name of a plant defined with Cinnamomum tamala in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Laurus tamala Buch.-Ham. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (1822)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· FBI (1886)
· Botanica expeditior (1760)
· Handbuch der medicinisch-pharmaceutischen Botanik (1831)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

gopana : (nt.) protection; care; watchfulness. || gopanā (f.), protection; care; watchfulness.

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

Gopanā, (f.) protecting, protection, care, watchfulness (cp. gutti) Pug.24 (+gutti) Dhs.1347; Miln.8, 243. (Page 255)

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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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gōpana (गोपन).—n (S) Hiding or concealing. 2 S Preserving, keeping, protecting.

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

gōpana (गोपन).—n Hiding or concealing. Preserv- ing.

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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

Gopana (गोपन).—[gup bhāve lyuṭ]

1) Guarding, protecting; तदाहुः स्वस्य गोपनम् (tadāhuḥ svasya gopanam) Av.12.4.1.

2) Hiding, concealing; उचितं गोपनमनयोः कुचयोः कनकाद्रिकान्तितस्करयोः (ucitaṃ gopanamanayoḥ kucayoḥ kanakādrikāntitaskarayoḥ) Udb.

3) Reviling, abuse.

4) Flurry, hurry, alarm.

5) Light, lustre.

6) Envy, jealousy.

7) Perplexity, confusion.

-nā 1 Protection.

2) Light, lustre.

Derivable forms: gopanam (गोपनम्).

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Gopana (गोपन).—See under गुप् (gup).

Derivable forms: gopanam (गोपनम्).

See also (synonyms): gopa.

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

Gopana (गोपन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Protecting, guarding. 2. Concealment, hiding, 3. Reviling. abuse. 4. Flurry, hurry, alarm. 5. Light, lustre. 6. The leaf of the Laurus cassia. E. gup to hide, bhāve lyuṭ aff.

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

Gopana (गोपन).—i. e. gup + ana, n. and f. , Protection, Mahābhārata 6, 2230; 12, 11907.

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

Gopana (गोपन).—[neuter] guarding, protecting (also nopanā [feminine]); hiding, concealment.

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

1) Gopana (गोपन):—[from go-pa] n. (√gup) guarding, protection, preservation, [Atharva-veda xii, 4, 10; Mahābhārata vi, xiii]

2) [v.s. ...] hiding, concealment, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha; Manvarthamuktāvalī, kullūka bhaṭṭa’s Commentary on manu-smṛti on Manu-smṛti ix, 72]

3) [v.s. ...] reviling, abuse, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] flurry, hurry, alarm, [Horace H. Wilson]

5) [v.s. ...] light, lustre, [Horace H. Wilson]

6) [v.s. ...] the leaf of Laurus Cassia, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) Gopanā (गोपना):—[from gopana > go-pa] f. protection, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa iii, 6, 2, 12 and 15; Mahābhārata xii, 11907.]

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

Gopana (गोपन):—(naṃ) 1. n. Concealing; guarding; alarm; abuse; light.

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

Gopana (गोपन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Govaṇa.

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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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Gopana (गोपन) [Also spelled gopan]:—(nm) concealment, hiding; ~[śīla] secretive, of undivulging nature; ~[śīlatā] secretiveness; [gopanīya] secret; confidential; •[] secrecy.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Gōpana (ಗೋಪನ):—

1) [noun] the act of guarding, protecting, preserving, keeping, etc.; preservation; protection.

2) [noun] the act of keeping (something) from being seen by others; concealment.

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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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