Upajap: 3 definitions



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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upajap (उपजप्).—1 P.

1) To whisper into the ears of (another), win over to one's party by secretly suggesting anything in the ear; अङ्गारवर्षं राजवधायोपजप्य (aṅgāravarṣaṃ rājavadhāyopajapya) Dk.14; क्षत्तारं कुरुराजस्तु शनैः कर्णमुपाजपत् (kṣattāraṃ kururājastu śanaiḥ karṇamupājapat) Mb.

2) (Hence) to instigate to rebellion or treachery, conspire with; उपजप्यानुपजपेत् (upajapyānupajapet) Ms.7.197.

3) To commit mischief.

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

Upajap (उपजप्).—whisper to i.e. bring over secretly.

Upajap is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms upa and jap (जप्).

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

Upajap (उपजप्):—[=upa-√jap] [Parasmaipada] -japati, to whisper (karṇe, or karṇam, into anybody’s ear), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa];

—to bring over to one’s own party (by secretly suggesting anything into the ear);

—to instigate to rebellion or treachery, [Mahābhārata xii, 2633; Manu-smṛti vii, 197; Daśakumāra-carita; Kathāsaritsāgara 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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