Upajana: 6 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Upjana.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Upajana (उपजन).—Lit.origin; one that originates, augment, उपजायते असौ उपजनः । (upajāyate asau upajanaḥ |) The word is used in the sense of 'additional phonetic element'; cf. उपजन आगमः (upajana āgamaḥ) M. Bh. on Śivasūtra 5; cf. also वर्णव्यत्ययापायोपजनविका-रेष्वर्थदर्शनात् । (varṇavyatyayāpāyopajanavikā-reṣvarthadarśanāt |) Śiva Sūtra 5 Vārt. 15. The Ṛk Prātiśākhya gives स् (s) in पुरुश्चन्द्र (puruścandra) as an instance of. उपजन (upajana) cf. R. Pr. IV. 37. In the Nirukta उपजन (upajana) is given as the sense of the prefix 'उप (upa)'; cf. उपेत्युपजनम्ः (upetyupajanamḥ) The com. on the Nirukta explains the word उपजन (upajana) as आधिक्य (ādhikya).

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upajana (उपजन).—

1) Addition, increase.

2) Appendage.

3) Rise, origin.

3) Addition of a letter in the formation of words; उपजन आगमः (upajana āgamaḥ) Mahābhārata on Śiv. Sū.5. वर्ण° (varṇa°) Nir.

5) Any letter, syllable or affix so added; अनर्थका उपजनाः (anarthakā upajanāḥ) Nir.

-nam The body.

Derivable forms: upajanaḥ (उपजनः).

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

1) Upajana (उपजन):—[=upa-jana] [from upa-jan] m. addition, increase

2) [v.s. ...] appendage, [Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Chāndogya-upaniṣad] [commentator or commentary] on [Nyāyamālā-vistara] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] addition of a letter (in the formation of a word), letters or syllables or affixes added, [Ṛgveda-prātiśākhya; Atharvaveda-prātiśākhya; Nirukta, by Yāska; Sāyaṇa etc.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Upajana 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Upajanā (उपजना):—(v) to be produced; to be born; to grow; to spring up.

2) Upajānā (उपजाना) [Also spelled upjana]:—(v) to (cause to) grow; to produce.

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