Unnati, Uṇṇati: 9 definitions


Unnati means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Unnati (उन्नति).—A daughter of Dakṣa and a wife of Dharma; gave birth to Darpa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 1. 49 & 51.
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Unnati (उन्नति, “progress”):—She is the wife of Garuḍa (the vehicle/mount of Viṣṇu), acording to the Purāṇas. She is also known as Vināyakā. They had six sons:

  1. Sumukha,
  2. Sunāma,
  3. Sunetra,
  4. Suvarcas,
  5. Suruk, 
  6. and Subala.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

unnati : (f.) rising; elevation; increase.

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

Unnati, (f) (fr. unnamati; cp. uṇṇati) rising, lifting up, elevation Miln. 387 (°avanati). (Page 138)

— or —

Uṇṇati, (f.) (fr. uṇṇamati) haughtiness Sn. 830; Nd1 158, 170; Dhs. 1116, 1233. Cp. unnati. (Page 130)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

unnati (उन्नति).—f S Height, elevation, altitude.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

unnati (उन्नति).—f Height, elevation. Progress. Regeneration.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Unnati (उन्नति).—f.

1) Elevation, height (fig. also); see अन्नतिमत् (annatimat) below.

2) Exaltation, dignity, rise, prosperity, increase; स्तोकेनोन्नतिमायाति स्तोकेनायात्यधोगतिम् (stokenonnatimāyāti stokenāyātyadhogatim) Pt.1.15; ध्वजानामुन्नतिः (dhvajānāmunnatiḥ) K.55; Śi.16.22,72; Bv.1.4; महाजनस्य संपर्कः कस्य नोन्नतिकारकः (mahājanasya saṃparkaḥ kasya nonnatikārakaḥ) H.3. v. l.; मान° (māna°) Bh.2.23.

3) Raising.

4) The wife of Garuḍa.

5) Name of a daughter of दक्ष (dakṣa) and wife of धर्म (dharma).

Derivable forms: unnatiḥ (उन्नतिः).

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

Unnati (उन्नति).—f. (not recorded in this evil sense; compare prec. and unnamana), pride, arrogance: Śikṣ 157.14 °tiṃ varjayet sadā.

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

Unnati (उन्नति).—f.

(-tiḥ) 1. Increase, advancement, prosperity. 2. Rising, ascending. 3. The wife of Garuda. E. ut up, nam to bend, ktin aff.

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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. 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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