Upaghna, Upaghnā: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Upaghna (उपघ्न) refers to a “shelter” or a “resting place”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 17.142 (here used figuratively) and 19.11.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upaghna (उपघ्न).—[upa-han-ka] P.III.3.85 उपघ्न आश्रये (upaghna āśraye).

1) Contiguous support; पर्वतोपघ्नः (parvatopaghnaḥ) Sk.; छेदादिवोपघ्नतरोर्व्रतत्यौ (chedādivopaghnatarorvratatyau) R.14.1.

2) Shelter, support, stay, protection. (syādupaghno'- ntikāśraye |) पिप्रायाद्रि-गुहोपघ्नान् (piprāyādri-guhopaghnān) ... ()| Bk.7.64; cf. also अपश्यतां दाशरथी जनन्यौ छेदादिवोपघ्नतरोर्व्रतत्यौ (apaśyatāṃ dāśarathī jananyau chedādivopaghnatarorvratatyau) | R.14.1.

3) That which rests upon or is supported by.

Derivable forms: upaghnaḥ (उपघ्नः).

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Upaghnā (उपघ्ना).—P. To smell, to touch with the mouth; पर्यश्रुरस्वजत मूर्धनि चोपजघ्नौ (paryaśrurasvajata mūrdhani copajaghnau) R.13.7.

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

Upaghna (उपघ्न).—m.

(-ghnaḥ) 1. Contiguous support. 2. Support, stay, protection. 3. What rests upon or is supported by. E. upa near, han to destroy, and ap aff.

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

Upaghna (उपघ्न):—[=upa-ghna] [from upa-ghāta] m. contiguous support, resting-place, shelter, refuge, [Pāṇini; Bhaṭṭi-kāvya]

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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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