Upakantha, Upakaṇṭha: 7 definitions
Upakantha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Upakaṇṭha, at Dāvs. V, 41 is to be corrected to upakaṭṭha. (Page 138)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
upakaṇṭha (उपकंठ).—ad S Up to the throat--eating, life rising. 2 prep Near.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Upakaṇṭha (उपकण्ठ).—a. Near, proximate.
-ṇṭhaḥ; -ṇṭham 1 Proximity, vicinity, neighbourhood; प्राप तालीवनश्याममुपकण्ठं महोदधेः (prāpa tālīvanaśyāmamupakaṇṭhaṃ mahodadheḥ) R.4.34;13.48; Ku.7.51; Māl.9.2; आकृष्य चापं श्रवणोपकण्ठे (ākṛṣya cāpaṃ śravaṇopakaṇṭhe) Ś.3.5. to the very ear. तस्योपकण्ठे घननीलकण्ठः (tasyopakaṇṭhe ghananīlakaṇṭhaḥ) Ku.
2) Space near a village or its boundary.
3) One of a horse's paces. -ind.
1) Upon the neck, near the throat; प्रेम्णोपकण्ठं मुहुरङ्कभाजः (premṇopakaṇṭhaṃ muhuraṅkabhājaḥ) Śi.3.36.
2) In the vicinity of, near.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṇṭhaḥ-ṇṭhā-ṇṭhaṃ) Near, proximate. n.
(-ṇṭhaṃ) 1. Space near a village or its boundary. 2. One of a horse’s paces, his walk. ind.
(-ṇṭhaṃ) Upon the neck, near the throat. E. upa near, kaṇṭha the neck.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Upakaṇṭha (उपकण्ठ):—[=upa-kaṇṭha] mfn. being upon the neck or near the throat
2) [v.s. ...] being in the proximity of, proximate, near, [Kumāra-sambhava; Pañcatantra; Raghuvaṃśa]
3) [v.s. ...] n. proximity, neighbourhood, contiguous space, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Rājataraṅgiṇī] etc.
4) [v.s. ...] space near a village or its boundary, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [v.s. ...] a horse’s gallop, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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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