Udapana, Udapāna: 10 definitions



Udapana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India. 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

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Udapāna (उदपान) refers to “wells” (filled with water). These should be built by the King on boundary-links between two villages. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (See the Manubhāṣya, verse 8.248)

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Udapāna.—(CII 1; LL), a well or reservoir. Note: udapāna is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

udapāna : (m.) a well.

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

Udapāna, (uda + pāna lit. “(place for) drinking water”; cp. opāna, which in the incorrect opinion of Pāli Commentators represents a contracted udapāna) a well, a cistern Vin. I, 139; II, 122; M. I, 80; A. IV, 171; J. III, 216; Ud. 78; Pv. II, 78; II, 925; Miln. 411; Vism. 244 (in simile); DA. I, 298; VvA. 40; PvA. 78. (Page 133)

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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 dictionary

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

Udapāna (उदपान).—mn.

(-naḥ-naṃ) A well. E. ud water, to drink, and lyuṭ affix; the place where water is drunk.

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

Udapāna (उदपान).—[masculine] [neuter] well, cistern.

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

Udapāna (उदपान):—[=uda-pāna] [from uda > und] m. n. a well, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad; Mahābhārata; Manu-smṛti; Bhagavad-gītā] etc.

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

Udapāna (उदपान):—[uda-pāna] (naḥ-naṃ) 1. m. n. A well.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Udapāna (उदपान):—(u + pā) m. n. Brunnen [Amarakoṣa 1, 2, 3, 26.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1091.] [Chāndogyopaniṣad 1, 10, 4.] [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 8, 248.] [Bhagavadgītā 2, 46.] [Mahābhārata 1, 3293. 3, 651. 7064. 13221.] tathā sarodapānānāṃ (saras + uda) sarveṣāṃ sāgaro grajaḥ [14, 1225.] nirjaleṣu ca deśeṣu khanayāmāsuruttamān . udapānān [Rāmāyaṇa 2, 80, 12. 6, 11, 29.] [Suśruta 1, 130, 13. 207, 5.] udapānamaṇḍūka m. ein Frosch im Brunnen, bildl. von einem unerfahrenen Menschen, der nur seine nächste Umgebung kennt, gaṇa pātresamitādi zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 2, 1, 48] und yuktārohyādi zu [6, 2, 81.]

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Udapāna (उदपान):—m. [LĀṬY. 1, 1, 16.] udapānaplave (= ekakūpaikajīvane Schol.) grāme [Mahābhārata 13, 4524. 4568.] — Als Nomen proprium eines Dorfes bei den Völkern im Norden wohl m. gaṇa paladyādi zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 4, 2, 110.] — Vgl. audapāna .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Udapāna (उदपान):——

1) m. n. Brunnen.

2) m. *Nomen proprium eines Dorfes. v.l. udayāna.

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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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