Gopayana, Gopāyana: 7 definitions


Gopayana 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)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Gopāyana (गोपायन).—The army of Gopas. (Śloka 13, Chapter 71, Bhīṣma Parva).

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gopāyana (गोपायन).—Protecting, guarding, defending.

Derivable forms: gopāyanam (गोपायनम्).

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

Gopāyana (गोपायन).—i. e. gopāya + ana, I. adj. Protecting, Mahābhārata 6, 3131. Ii. n. Protection, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 2142.

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

1) Gopāyana (गोपायन):—[from go-pa] mfn. idem, [Mahābhārata vi, 3131]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a teacher, [Vāmana-purāṇa vi] ([varia lectio] go-māyu) cf. [Smṛtikaumudī ii, 4, 3]

3) [v.s. ...] n. protecting, preserving, protection, [Śāṅkhāyana-gṛhya-sūtra iii, 10, 2; Harivaṃśa 2142; Rāmāyaṇa vii, 4, 9.]

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Gopayana 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

Gōpāyana (ಗೋಪಾಯನ):—[noun] = ಗೋಪನ [gopana].

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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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