Upacita: 14 definitions


Upacita 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Upachita.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Upacita (उपचित) refers to “growth”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 2), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “We shall now proceed to give a brief description of (the qualifications of) a jyotiṣaka. He must be of noble birth and of agreeable appearance; meek, truthful and without jealousy; of proportional limbs; of joints well built and of good growth [i.e., upacita]; have no physical defects; be of fine hands, feet, nails, eyes, chin, teeth, ears, forehead, eye-brows and head; of fine physique and of high, sonorous voice”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

upacita : (pp. of upacināti) collected; accumulated; built.

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

Upacita, (pp. of upacināti) — 1. heaped up, accumulated, collected, produced (usually of puñña merit, & kamma karma) Sn. 697; KhA 132; SnA 492; VvA. 7, 271, 342; PvA. 30, 150.—2. built up, conserved (of the body) Miln. 232; DA. I, 220. (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

upacita (उपचित).—p S Gathered, collected, heaped.

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

upacita (उपचित).—a Gathered, collected, heaped.

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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

Upacita (उपचित).—p. p.

1) Collected, gathered together, accumulated; अस्रैरुपचितैः (asrairupacitaiḥ) Meghadūta 17.

2) Increased, grown; Uttararāmacarita 6.28; R.9.27; °अवयवा मञ्जरी (avayavā mañjarī) 9.44 full-grown.

3) Grown in power, strengthened; Śiśupālavadha 6.63; R.17.54; °महामोहगहनः (mahāmohagahanaḥ) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 1.3; °वपुः (vapuḥ) Meghadūta 34; लोकप्रसिद्धिः उपचिता (lokaprasiddhiḥ upacitā) Mu.2 the popular idea was strengthened;

4) Full of, abounding in, covered over with; R.9.53; वियदुपचित- मेघम् (viyadupacita- megham) Bhartṛhari 1.35.

5) Abundantly furnished with, plastered, smeared.

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

Upacita (उपचित).—adj.-ppp. (Sanskrit, heaped up), (1) technically applied to karman, piled up; aggravé (Lévi): Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 30.14 ff.; 47.25 ff. (as explained here, acts may be kṛta, done, or not done, and both kinds may be upacita or not; see Abhidharmakośa La V-P. iv.114 n., 242); (2) honored (perhaps error for apacita): Mahāvastu ii.416.14 tasya (sc. Buddhasya) devamanujopacitasya (read °jāpacitasya?) añjaliṃ kurutha.

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

Upacita (उपचित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Collected, assembled. 2. Heaped. 3. Thriving, increasing. 4. Burnt. 5. Plastered, smeared. E. upa much, and cita collected, from ciñ to gather, affix kta.

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

Upacita (उपचित).—[adjective] augmented, strengthened, covered or furnished with, full of ([instrumental] or —°).

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

1) Upacita (उपचित):—[=upa-cita] [from upa-ci] mfn. heaped up, increased

2) [v.s. ...] thriving, increasing, prospering, succeeding, [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Meghadūta; Raghuvaṃśa] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] big, fat, thick, [Suśruta; Caraka]

4) [v.s. ...] covered over, furnished abundantly, possessing plentifully, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Pañcatantra] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] plastered, smeared

6) [v.s. ...] burnt, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Upacita (उपचित):—[upa-cita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Collected, heaped; smeared; burnt.

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

Upacita (उपचित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Uvaiya, Uvaciya.

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Upacita 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Upacita (ಉಪಚಿತ):—

1) [adjective] collected; gathered together; accumulated.

2) [adjective] heaped up; piled up.

3) [adjective] increased; grown.

4) [adjective] honoured; treated with respect; revered.

5) [adjective] honourable; respectful.

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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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