Kupaka, aka: Kūpaka; 5 Definition(s)

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Kupaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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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Kūpaka (कूपक).—A commander of Bhaṇḍa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 21. 82.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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

Pali-English dictionary

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kūpaka : (m.) the mast.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Kūpaka, =kūpa 1. Vism. 361 (akkhi°), 362 (nadītīra°), 449 (id.); =kūpa. 2. J. II, 112; IV, 17. (Page 225)

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

Kūpaka (कूपक).—1 A well (temporary).

2) A hole, cave, cavity.

3) The hollow below the loins.

4) A stake to which a boat is moored.

5) The mast of a ship.

6) A funeral pile.

7) A hole under a funeral pile.

8) A leather oil-vessel.

9) A rock or tree in the midst of a river.

1) A boat.

-pikā A stone or rock in the midst of a stream.

Derivable forms: kūpakaḥ (कूपकः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kūpaka (कूपक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. The mast of a vessel. 2. A stake, &c. to which a boat is moored. 3. A leather oil vessel. 4. The hollow below the loins. 5. A funeral pile. 6. A well. 7. A temporary well, a hole dug for water in the dry bed of a rivulet. 8. A tree or rock in the middle of a stream. E. kan added the preceding.

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