Rupamala, Rūpamālā: 6 definitions


Rupamala means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

1) Rūpamālā (रूपमाला).—An elementary work on Sanskrit grammar composed by Vimalasarasvatī, in which the Sūtras of Pāṇini are arranged in different topics many of which are called माला (mālā), such as अजन्तमाला, हलन्तमाला, छान्दसमाला, अव्ययमाला (ajantamālā, halantamālā, chāndasamālā, avyayamālā) and so on.

2) Rūpamālā.—The name रूपमाला (rūpamālā) is also found given to a work giving collections of formed words written by Puṇ-yanandana.

Vyakarana book cover
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A short treatise on the declension of Pali nouns, with numerous paradigms and examples; written by Saranankara of Ceylon in order to facilitate the study of Pali. P.L.C. 281.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Rūpamālā (रूपमाला) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—grammar, by Vimala Sarasvatī. Io. 1666 (copy of Ad. 1380). B. 3, 16. Burnell. 40^b. P. 10. Oppert. 5151. Quoted by Bhaṭṭoji Oxf. 162^b.

2) Rūpamālā (रूपमाला):—grammar, by Vimala Sarasvatī. Stein 45 (inc.).

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

Rūpamālā (रूपमाला):—[=rūpa-mālā] [from rūpa > rūp] f. Name of a grammatical [work] (also -vyākaraṇa)

[Sanskrit to German]

Rupamala 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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