Gopya, Gōpya: 11 definitions


Gopya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Gopya (गोप्य) (Cf. Sugopya) refers to “that which must be kept hidden”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly: “Kuleśvarī, the Wish-granting Gem is in the middle between the imperishable and the perishable. [...] Born in the house of Himavat, having hidden (herself), she went to the Western (House). The repeated return of one who has gone is Maheśvarī who is (the divine) will. Above the Moon and the Sun, she is (the energy) of the lord who destroys fettered existence. She is the Moonlight (of the New Moon) that shines (darkly) in the End of the Twelve, (her colour) like blue collyrium. She is visible in (this) Age of Strife as the will of the Kula of the vitality of Kaula practic. The destruction of the three worlds, which must be kept well hidden [i.e., su-gopya], has been revealed”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gōpya (गोप्य).—a S (Possible, purposed, necessary) to be hidden or concealed. There are nine things which ought to be concealed or kept secret: viz. āyuṣya, dravya, gṛhacchidra, mantra, maithuna, bhēṣaja, dāna, māna, apamāna One's age, one's riches or property, family or private follies, the address or use of a mantra, sexual congress, the taking of medicine, charitable donations, honor or respect obtained, dishonor or disgrace incurred.

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

gōpya (गोप्य).—a (Possible) To be hidden or concealed.

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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

Gopya (गोप्य).—a. [gup karmaṇi yat]

1) To be protected.

2) To be kept secret or hidden; दारेषु किंचित्स्वजनेषु किंचिद्गोप्यं वयस्येषु सुतेषु किंचित् (dāreṣu kiṃcitsvajaneṣu kiṃcidgopyaṃ vayasyeṣu suteṣu kiṃcit) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.1.

3) To be kept, to be taken care of.

4) To be cherished.

-pyaḥ 1 A servant, slave.

2) A son of a female slave.

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

Gopya (गोप्य).—mfn.

(-pyaḥ-pyā-pyaṃ) 1. To be cherished or preserved. 2. To be kept secret or hidden. 3. To be kept, to be taken care of. m.

(-pyaḥ) 1. A slave. 2. The son of a female slave. E. gup to preserve, &c. karmaṇi yat aff.

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

1) Gopya (गोप्य):—[from go-pa] mfn. ([Pāṇini 3-1, 114; Kāśikā-vṛtti]) to be preserved or protected, [Mahābhārata xii, 1481]

2) [v.s. ...] to be kept or taken care of (a pledge, ādhi), [Yājñavalkya ii, 59]

3) [v.s. ...] to be kept secret or hidden, [Daśakumāra-carita viii, 80] (superl.), [Pañcatantra; Kathāsaritsāgara; Hitopadeśa]

4) [v.s. ...] m. a servant, slave, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] the son of a female slave, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Gopya (गोप्य):—(pyaḥ) 1. m. A slave, son of a slave. a. Cherished, preserved.

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

Gopya (गोप्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Guppa.

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Gopya 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

Gōpya (ಗೋಪ್ಯ):—[adjective] that is to be kept or meant to be secret.

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Gōpya (ಗೋಪ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] something known only to a certain person or persons and purposely or meant to be a thing kept or meant to be kept secret.

2) [noun] the son of a maid or female-slave.

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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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