Upajna, Upajñā: 11 definitions


Upajna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

1) Upajña (उपज्ञ) refers to “one that knows”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 17.90.

2) Upajñā (उपज्ञा) refers to “first knowledge” or “invention”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 3.64. The classic example is Kāśikā 2.4.21. Here, the bird’s fame is said to be the upajñā of, that is, created by his truthfulness.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

upajñā (उपज्ञा).—f S Original or instinctive knowledge. See ādyajñāna.

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

upajñā (उपज्ञा).—f Original or instinctive knowledge; intuition.

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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

Upajñā (उपज्ञा).—9 Ā.

1) To ascertain; to know.

2) To invent, find out, hit upon. (upajñātam = vinopadeśena jñātam); न पापमुप- जानते (na pāpamupa- jānate) Av. 4.36.8. see उपज्ञा (upajñā) below.

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Upajñā (उपज्ञा).—[upajñāyate ityupajñā karmaṇyaṅ]

1) Knowledge acquired by oneself and not handed down by tradition, invention, primitive or untaught knowledge; usually in comp. which is treated as a neuter noun (P.II.4.21); पाणिनेरुपज्ञा पाणिन्युपज्ञं ग्रन्थः (pāṇinerupajñā pāṇinyupajñaṃ granthaḥ) Sk.; प्राचेतसोपज्ञं रामायणम् (prācetasopajñaṃ rāmāyaṇam) R. 15.63.

2) Undertaking or commencing a thing not done before; लोकेऽभूद्यदुपज्ञमेव विदुषां सौजन्यजन्यं यशः (loke'bhūdyadupajñameva viduṣāṃ saujanyajanyaṃ yaśaḥ) Malli. on Raghuvaṃśa.

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

Upajñā (उपज्ञा).—f.

(-jñā) Untaught knowledge. E. upa near, with jñā knowledge, from jñā to know, aṅ and ṭāp affs.

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

Upajñā (उपज्ञा).—& samupa think out, invent.

Upajñā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms upa and jñā (ज्ञा).

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

1) Upajñā (उपज्ञा):—[=upa-jñā] 1. upa-√jñā [Ātmanepada] -jānīte (3. [plural] -jānate, [Atharva-veda]) to ascertain, excogitate, invent, find out, hit upon, [Atharva-veda iv, 36, 8; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

2) [=upa-jñā] 2. upa-jñā f. knowledge found out or invented by one’s self (not handed down by tradition), untaught or primitive knowledge, invention, [Pāṇini; cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] (mfn. ifc.) invented or first taught by, unknown before, [Raghuvaṃśa xv, 63; Kāśikā-vṛtti] and, [Siddhānta-kaumudī on Pāṇini 2-4, 21 and vi, 2, 14; Bhaṭṭi-kāvya]

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

1) Upajña (उपज्ञ):—[(jñaḥ-jñā-jñaṃ) a.] Knowing, skilled in; designed.

2) Upajñā (उपज्ञा):—[upa-jñā] (jñā) 1. f. Untaught knowledge, innate skill.

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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

Upajña (ಉಪಜ್ಞ):—[noun] he who has acquired knowledge by oneself and not handed down by tradition or taught by another; a self-enlightened man.

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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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