Sagaropama, Sāgaropama: 6 definitions


Sagaropama means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Sagaropama in Jainism glossary
Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Sāgaropama (सागरोपम) refers to a unit of time equaling ten crores of palyopamas, which is calculated as follows: a vessel, a yojana wide and deep, is filled with the hairs of a new-born lamb—hairs that have grown within seven days. If one hair is withdrawn every hundred years, the time required to empty the vessel is a palyopama.—Cf. commentary to Tattvārthādhigamasūtra 4. 15.

Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ

Sāgaropama (सागरोपम) refers to a unity of measurement corresponding to koṭikoṭi (koṭi = 10 million) of palyopama (i.e., infinite measure of time that can only be represented by comparisons), and represents a Jaina technical term mentioned in the mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sagaropama in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sāgaropama (सागरोपम):—[from sāgara] m. or n. (?) a [particular] high number, [Jaina literature]

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

Sāgaropama (सागरोपम) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sāgarovama.

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Sagaropama 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

[«previous next»] — Sagaropama in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sāgarōpama (ಸಾಗರೋಪಮ):—[adjective] very huge, awesomely great (as the ocean).

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Sāgarōpama (ಸಾಗರೋಪಮ):—[noun] = ಸಾಗರ - [sagara -] 9.

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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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