Upacaya: 13 definitions



Upacaya means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Upachaya.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

rūpassa: 'growth of corporeality'; s. khandha I; App.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

upacaya : (m.) accumulation.

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

Upacaya, (fr. upa + ci, cp. caya & ācaya) heaping up, gathering, accumulation, heap. As t. t. with ref. to kamma “conservation”, with ref. to body & form “integration”. (See discussion & defin. at Cpd. 253; Dhs. trsl. 195). ‹-› D. I, 76 (= odana = kummās’ûpacayo, see under kāya); Dhs. 582, 642 (rūpassa u. = āyatanānaṃ ācayo), 864; Vbh. 147, 151 sq.; Kvu 520; Nett 113; Vism. 449; DA. I, 220; PvA. 198 (but v. l. paccayassa preferable). (Page 140)

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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

upacaya (उपचय).—m S Increase, augmentation, accumulation.

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

upacaya (उपचय).—m Increase, augmentation, accu- mulation.

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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

Upacaya (उपचय).—

1) Accumulation, addition, accession; येन मूर्तीनामुपचयापचयाश्च लक्ष्यन्ते तं कालमाहुः (yena mūrtīnāmupacayāpacayāśca lakṣyante taṃ kālamāhuḥ) Mahābhārata on II.2.5.

2) Increase, growth, excess; बल° (bala°) K.15; स्वशक्त्युपचये (svaśaktyupacaye) Śi.2.57; अम्भसामुपचयाय (ambhasāmupacayāya) 9.32; भाग्य° (bhāgya°) Ratn.1.6 dawn of good fortune; so ज्ञान°, मांस° (jñāna°, māṃsa°).

3) Quantity, heap.

4) Prosperity, elevation, rise. शिवस्योपचयं वीक्ष्य तथापचय- मात्मनः (śivasyopacayaṃ vīkṣya tathāpacaya- mātmanaḥ) | Śiva B.25.32.

5) The third, sixth, tenth and eleventh house or position from the first of a zodiacal sign (or a lagna q. v.).

Derivable forms: upacayaḥ (उपचयः).

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

Upacaya (उपचय).—m.

(-yaḥ) 1. Quantity, heap. 2. Elevation. 3. Prosperity. 4. Excess. 5. The third, sixth, tenth, and eleventh degrees from the first of a zodiacal sign. E. upa above, ci to collect, ac aff.

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Upacāya (उपचाय) or Upacāyya.—m.

(-yaḥ) A place for holding sacrificial fire, a hearth, an altar. E. upa, ciñ to collect, ṇyat affix, deriv. irr.

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

Upacaya (उपचय).—i. e. upa-ci + a, m. Increase, [Śiśupālavadha] 9, 29.

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

Upacaya (उपचय).—[masculine] accumulation, increase, growth; prosperity, advantage.

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

1) Upacaya (उपचय):—[=upa-caya] a See upa- √1. ci.

2) [=upa-caya] [from upa-ci] b m. accumulation, quantity, heap

3) [v.s. ...] elevation, excess

4) [v.s. ...] increase, growth, prosperity, [Mahābhārata; Suśruta; Hitopadeśa] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] (upacayaṃ √1. kṛ, to promote or advance the prosperity of, help, assist, [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra])

6) [v.s. ...] addition, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

7) [v.s. ...] the third, sixth, tenth, and eleventh of the zodiacal signs, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā etc.]

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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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