Upagrah: 3 definitions


Upagrah means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upagrah (उपग्रह्).—9 U.

1) To hold under, seize or collect from below; as रसम् (rasam).

2) To seize, take, take possession of; तवैव पादावुपगृह्य (tavaiva pādāvupagṛhya) Rām.; उपगृह्यास्पदं चैव (upagṛhyāspadaṃ caiva) Manusmṛti 7.184.

3) To meet with, obtain; स मृत्युमुपगृह्णाति गर्भमश्वतरी यथा (sa mṛtyumupagṛhṇāti garbhamaśvatarī yathā) Chāṇ. 19.

4) To subdue, vanquish.

5) To provide.

6) To conciliate, take as one's ally, favour, support; तदुपगृहीतेन म्लेच्छराजबलेन (tadupagṛhītena mleccharājabalena) Mu.1.

7) To conceive with one's mind, grasp mentally; धियोपगृह्णन्स्मितशोभितेन (dhiyopagṛhṇansmitaśobhitena) Bhāgavata 3.22.21.

8) To decide, determine.

9) To accept, approve.

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

1) Upagrah (उपग्रह्):—[=upa-√grah] [Parasmaipada] -gṛhṇāti ([Aorist] -agrabhīt, [Atharva-veda]) to seize from below;

—to hold under, put under;

—to support, [Atharva-veda vii, 110, 3; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Pāraskara-gṛhya-sūtra] etc.;

—to collect a fluid (by holding a vessel under), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā];

—to seize, take possession of, take, obtain;

—to subdue, become master of [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Manu-smṛti; Pañcatantra] etc.;

—to draw near (to one’s self);

—to conciliate, propitiate;

—to take as one’s ally, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad];

—to comprehend, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa iii, 22, 21];

—to take up again, renew, [Mahābhārata xii, 5206];

—to accept, approve, [Mahābhārata xii, 6977.]

2) Upāgrah (उपाग्रह्):—[=upā-√grah]

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

Upagrah (उपग्रह्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Uvagiṇha.

context information

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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