Soparaka, Sopāraka: 1 definition



Soparaka 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.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Sopāraka (सोपारक).—(once in late Sanskrit, [Boehtlingk]; Sopāra, °raya; for Sanskrit Śūrpāraka; Divyāvadāna v.l. Sūr°, Pali Suppāraka; see also Supāraga, Saupāraka), name of a city and country: yadā Thapakarṇi gṛhapati °rakāto (so with mss.)…mahāsa- mudram okasto Mahāvastu i.245.3. Sūrpāraka or Śūr° in Divyāvadāna (24.10 ff.) is the home of this merchant and his brothers, including Pūrṇa; likewise Stavakarṇika belongs to Sau- pāraka in Avadāna-śataka ii.166.6; Senart misunderstands and em. wrongly.

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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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