Uddipaka, Uddīpaka: 11 definitions


Uddipaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Uddipak.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Uddipaka in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Uddīpaka (उद्दीपक).—See under Pañcatantra.

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Uddīpaka (उद्दीपक) refers to “heightening” (the feelings of love), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.18 (“Description of the perturbation caused by Kāma”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated: “After going there, the haughty Kāma, deluded by Śiva’s magic power, stationed himself, after first spreading the enchanting power of Spring all around. [...] The fragrant flowers of Mango and Aśoka trees shone heightening [i.e., uddīpaka] feelings of love. The water lilies with bees hovering on them proved to be the causes for the rise of love in the minds of everyone. The sweet cooings of the cuckoos heightened emotions of love. They were exquisite and pleasing to the mind”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

uddīpaka (उद्दीपक).—a S That kindles, ignites, inflames, excites, lit. fig.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Uddīpaka (उद्दीपक).—a.

1) Exciting, rendering more intense; गरलस्योद्दीपकतया (garalasyoddīpakatayā) Daśakumāracarita 9 virulence.

2) Lighting, inflaming.

-kaḥ A kind of bird.

-kā A kind of ant.

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

Uddīpaka (उद्दीपक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) 1. Exciting, inflaming, rendering more intense. 2. Lighting, setting alight. E. ud and dīpaka what lights.

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

1) Uddīpaka (उद्दीपक):—[=ud-dīpaka] [from ud-dīp] mfn. inflaming, exciting, rendering more intense, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa] [commentator or commentary] on [Kāvyādarśa]

2) [v.s. ...] lighting, setting alight, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] m. a kind of bird, [Mahābhārata]

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

Uddīpaka (उद्दीपक):—[ud-dīpaka] (kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) a. Lighting.

[Sanskrit to German]

Uddipaka 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Uddipaka in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Uddīpaka (उद्दीपक) [Also spelled uddipak]:—(nm) stimulant; (a) stimulating; exciting.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Uddīpaka (ಉದ್ದೀಪಕ):—

1) [adjective] that illuminates; illuminating.

2) [adjective] that inflames, enkindles, incites; provoking or tending to provoke as to action, thought, feeling; of the nature of encouraging; stimulating.

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Uddīpaka (ಉದ್ದೀಪಕ):—

1) [noun] a man or a thing that inflames or helps burning.

2) [noun] that which provokes or tends to provoke, as to action, thought, feeling, etc. or excites or works as a catalyst.

3) [noun] he who gives mental illumination, knowledge; an enlightener.

4) [noun] any drug that temporarily makes a person physically perform more than his natural ability; any of the steroids.

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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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