Unnati, Uṇṇati: 19 definitions


Unnati means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi, biology. 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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In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Unnati (उन्नति) refers to an “increase of prosperity”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 9), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The five constellations from Maghā form the third maṇḍala: if Venus should reappear in it, crops will suffer; there will also be suffering from hunger and robbers. Cāṇḍālas will prosper [i.e., nīca-unnati] and there will be an intermingling of castes. If Venus, who so reappears in the said maṇḍala, should be crossed by a planet, shepherds, hunters, the Śūdras, the Puṇḍras the border Mlecchas, the Śūlikas, forestmen, the Draviḍas and persons who live close to the sea will be afflicted with miseries”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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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.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Unnati in India is the name of a plant defined with Alangium salviifolium in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Grewia salviifolia L.f. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Fitoterapia (2002)
· The Flora of British India (1879)
· Fitoterapia (2000)
· Planta Medica
· Southeast Asian J. Trop. Med. Public Health. (2002)
· Journal of Medicinal Plant Research (Suppl.) (1980)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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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 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) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.15; ध्वजानामुन्नतिः (dhvajānāmunnatiḥ) K.55; Śiśupālavadha 16.22,72; Bv.1.4; महाजनस्य संपर्कः कस्य नोन्नतिकारकः (mahājanasya saṃparkaḥ kasya nonnatikārakaḥ) H.3. v. l.; मान° (māna°) Bhartṛhari 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: Śikṣāsamuccaya 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.

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

Unnati (उन्नति).—i. e. ud-nam + ti, f. 1. Rising, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 166. 2. Increase, [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 58. 3. Loftiness, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 20.

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

Unnati (उन्नति).—[feminine] rising, elevation, height; p. mant.

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

1) Unnati (उन्नति):—[=un-nati] [from un-nam] f. rising, ascending, swelling up

2) [v.s. ...] elevation, height

3) [v.s. ...] increase, advancement, prosperity, [Pañcatantra; Bhartṛhari; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a daughter of Dakṣa and wife of Dharma, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] of the wife of Garuḍa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Unnati (उन्नति):—[unna+ti] (tiḥ) 2. f. Increase; raising; the wife of Garuḍa.

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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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Unnati (उन्नति):—(nf) progress, rise; promotion; improvement, betterment; development.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Unnati (ಉನ್ನತಿ):—

1) [noun] the position or fact of being situated at a (relatively) higher place; elevation.

2) [noun] a feeling of great joy, pride, power, etc.; elation; rapture; exaltation.

3) [noun] a relatively higher position in esteem, dignity, prosperity, etc.

4) [noun] excellence; superior eminence.

5) [noun] (astron.) the angle of elevation of space body above the horizon; altitude.

6) [noun] ಉನ್ನತಿಗೆತರು [unnatigetaru] unnatigetaru to bring to a state of prosperity; to improve (one’s position, rank, etc.); ಉನ್ನತಿಮಾಡು [unnatimadu] unnatimāḍu to make big; to help prosper or grow; 2. to extol; to laud highly; to exaggerate; to magnify.

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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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