Upakari, Upakārī: 9 definitions



Upakari means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Upkari.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Upakari - A city of the Pancalas (J.vi.448, 450, 458, 459). Here was the entrance to the tunnel through which King Vedeha escaped to Mithila, as related in the Maha Ummagga Jataka (q.v.).

2. Upakari - A city where Sumedha Buddha preached to a large concourse of people. BuA.165.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

upakari : (aor. of upakaroti) helped; supported; served. || upakārī (m.), helper; benefactor.

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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

upakārī (उपकारी).—a (S) Gracious, that confers benefits and favors. 2 Grateful, that acknowledges benefits and favors. 3 That aids, assists, subserves, promotes.

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

upakārī (उपकारी).—a Gracious. Grateful. That as- sists, aids, promotes, subserves.

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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

Upakārī (उपकारी).—

1) Protectress, a female assistant.

2) A palace.

3) A tent, a caravansera.

4) A kind of cake.

See also (synonyms): upakārikā.

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

Upakārī (उपकारी).—f. (-rī) A palace, a caravansera. E. upakāra aid, asylum, affixes aṇ and ṅīp.

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

1) Upakārī (उपकारी):—[=upa-kārī] [from upa-kāra > upa-kṛ] f. a royal tent

2) [v.s. ...] a palace

3) [v.s. ...] a caravansery, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Upakārī (उपकारी):—[upa-kārī] (rī) 3. f. A palace; a caravanseray. Also upakāryyā 1. f.

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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

Upakārī (उपकारी) [Also spelled upkari]:—(a) beneficial; favourable; helping, obliging; (nm) a benefactor.

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