Uddha, Uḍḍha, Uddhā, Ud‍dha: 8 definitions


Uddha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Uddha (“zenith”) represents one of the “two directions above and below” (paṭidisā in Pali), itself part of the “ten directions” (diś in Sanskrit or disā in Pali) according to an appendix included in the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV). Uddha, Uddhaṃ or Uparimā  is a Pali word which is known in Sanskrit as ūrdhvaupariṣṭāt or upariṣṭhā, in Tibetan as steṅ and in Chinese as chang.

Mahayana book cover
context information

Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

Discover the meaning of uddha in the context of Mahayana from relevant books on Exotic India

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Uddha.—(IA 19), explained as ‘deserted’. Cf. uddha-grāma. Note: uddha is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

India history book cover
context information

The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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.

Discover the meaning of uddha in the context of India history from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

uddha : (adj.) upper; upward.

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

Uḍḍha, (-°) (num. ord.) (the apocope form of catuttha = uttha, dialectically reduced to uḍḍha under the influence of the preceding aḍḍha) the fourth, only in cpd. aḍḍhuḍḍha “half of the fourth unit”, i.e. three & a half (cp. diyaḍḍha 1 1/2 and aḍḍha-teyya 2 1/2) J. V, 417 sq. (°āni itthisahassāni); Mhvs XII. 53. (Page 129)

— or —

Uddha, (adj.) (possibly a combn. of aḍḍha2 & uddhaṃ; or should we read aḍḍh° or vuḍḍh°?) in phrase uddhehi vatthehi in rich, lofty clothes J. IV, 154 (of a devatā; passage may be corrupt). (Page 136)

Pali book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of uddha in the context of Pali from relevant books on Exotic India

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Uddhā (उद्धा).—I, 3 P. Ved.

1) To abandon or expose (an infant).

2) To set up, erect, build. II. 3. Ā.

1) To go or move upwards, rise (as the sun, dust &c.); यतो रजः पार्थिवमुज्जिहीते (yato rajaḥ pārthivamujjihīte) R.13.64; Mu.4.21; Bhaṭṭikāvya 18.27; N. 22.45,55.

2) To go away from, depart; उज्जिहान- जीविताम् (ujjihāna- jīvitām) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 1.

3) To raise; शिरसा यूपमुज्जिहीते (śirasā yūpamujjihīte) Kāty.

4) To throw up, knit (as eyebrows); सौमित्रिरक्षिभ्रुवमु- ज्जिहानः (saumitrirakṣibhruvamu- jjihānaḥ) Bhaṭṭikāvya 3.47.

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

Uddhā (उद्धा).—start up, rise, run away, escape.

Uddhā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ud and (हा).

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

1) Uddhā (उद्धा):—[=ud-dhā] 1. ud-√dhā (ud-√dhā) [Parasmaipada] ([subjunctive] 2. [plural] -dadhātana) to erect (kapṛtham), [Ṛg-veda x, 101, 12];

—to expose (an infant), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa iv, 5, 2, 13.]

2) [=ud-dhā] 2. ud-dhā (ud- 1 √hā) [Ātmanepada] -jihīte (p. uj-jihāna, [Ṛg-veda v, 5, 1] = [Atharva-veda xiii, 2, 46]; See also below)

2) —to go upwards, move upwards, rise up, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda viii, 7, 21; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa] etc.;

2) —to open (as a door), [Ṛg-veda ix, 5, 5];

2) —to go out or away, start from, leave, [Ṛg-veda v, 5, 1; Daśakumāra-carita; Naiṣadha-carita etc.]

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of uddha in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Uḍḍha (उड्ढ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Ūrdhva.

2) Uḍḍhā (उड्ढा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ūdhvā.

3) Uddhā (उद्धा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Uddhāv.

Uddhā has the following synonyms: Uddhāa.

context information

Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

Discover the meaning of uddha in the context of Prakrit from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Let's grow together!

I humbly request your help to keep doing what I do best: provide the world with unbiased sources, definitions and images. Your donation direclty influences the quality and quantity of knowledge, wisdom and spiritual insight the world is exposed to.

Let's make the world a better place together!

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: