Upalambha, Upālambha, Upālaṃbha: 7 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Upalambha (उपलम्भ).—A son of Akrūra.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 45. 29.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (U) next»] — Upalambha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upalambha (उपलम्भ).—[labh-ghañ-mum ca P.VII.4.64]

1) Acquisition; अस्मादङ्गुलीयोपलम्भात्स्मृतिरुपलब्धा (asmādaṅgulīyopalambhātsmṛtirupalabdhā) Ś.7.

2) Direct perception or recognition, comprehension otherwise than from memory) same as अनुभव (anubhava) q. v.); प्राक्तनोपलम्भ (prāktanopalambha) Māl.5; ज्ञातौ सुतस्पर्शसुखोपलम्भात् (jñātau sutasparśasukhopalambhāt) R.14.2.

3) Ascertaining, knowing; अविघ्नक्रियोपलम्भाय (avighnakriyopalambhāya) Ś.1.

4) Seeing, looking at (darśana); लावण्यधाम्नो भवितोपलम्भनम् (lāvaṇyadhāmno bhavitopalambhanam) Bhāg.1.38.1.

Derivable forms: upalambhaḥ (उपलम्भः).

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Upālambha (उपालम्भ).—

1) Abuse, taunt, censure; अस्या महदुपालम्भनं गतोऽस्मि (asyā mahadupālambhanaṃ gato'smi) Ś.5; तवोपालम्भे पतितास्मि (tavopālambhe patitāsmi) M.1 laid myself open to your censure; उचितस्तदुपालम्भः (ucitastadupālambhaḥ) U.3.

2) Delaying, putting off.

3) Escorting, conducting; केचिदस्मदुपालम्भे मतिं चक्रुर्हि तापसाः (kecidasmadupālambhe matiṃ cakrurhi tāpasāḥ) Mb.5.176.2.

Derivable forms: upālambhaḥ (उपालम्भः).

See also (synonyms): upālambhana.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Upalambha (उपलम्भ).—(compare Sanskrit id.; not recorded in Pali; compare prec., an-upa°, an-upalabdhi, the next items, and aupalambhika), according to standard interpretation, mental perception or apperception, realization by the intellect; Asaṅga (Mahāyāna-sūtrālaṃkāra) xviii.92 commentary buddhyā pratipattiḥ; Tibetan dmigs (-pa) thought, fancy, imagination; to construe in one's mind, etc.; see also La Vallée-Poussin, Abhidharmakośa Index s.v. upalabdhi.Were it not for this persistent tradition, some occurrences, especially of the neg. forms (an-upalambha, °labdhi), could easily be interpreted as related to upa- labhyate (1) and meaning (non-)occurrence, (non-)existence. These mgs. are attributed by Critical Pali Dictionary to an-upaladdhi, °labbhana; and tho not recognized in [Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary], occurrence, existence seems to me the probable meaning of upaladdhi in the two passages cited for it, Miln. 268.7 and Vimānavatthu (Pali) commentary 279.10. In many [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] places inconceivability or non- occurrence, non-reality would make equally good sense for an-upa°. I do not, however, venture to abandon what [Page140-b+ 71] seems to have been the standard tradition. Reliance on upalambha, mental perception, fancy, is an error, stigmatized as upalambha-dṛṣṭi, the heresy that relies on upalambha, Lalitavistara 35.6 (or as [bahuvrīhi], one who adheres to that heresy, Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 383.12); see also °dṛṣṭika. Similarly upalambha-saṃjñin Śikṣāsamuccaya 315.1, having the (false) notion of upalambha; upalam- bha-yogena, by the (erroneous) method of upalambha, Śatasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 1042.16, repeated formulaically (compare anupalambha-yogena s.v. anupalambha).

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

Upalambha (उपलम्भ).—m.

(-mbhaḥ) Apprehension, conception, comprehension otherwise than from memory. E. upa near, labhi to obtain, ghañ aff. [Pagĕ9-b+ 60]

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Upālambha (उपालम्भ).—m.

(-mbhaḥ) 1. Abuse, reviling. 2. Deferring, delaying. E. upa and āṅ before labhi to injure, ac aff.

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

Upalambha (उपलम्भ).—i. e. upa-labh + a, m. 1. Acquisition, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 34, 23. 2. Observation, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 13, 23. 3. Perception, Chr. 59, 22 (tad-upalambhasaṃyukta, according with what he had heard): feeling, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 14, 2.

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Upālambha (उपालम्भ).—i. e. upa-ā -labh + a, m. Blame, Chr. 10, 2.

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

Upalambha (उपलम्भ).—[masculine] = [preceding] [feminine]

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Upālambha (उपालम्भ).—[masculine] na [neuter] censure, reviling.

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

1) Upalambha (उपलम्भ):—[=upa-lambha] [from upa-labh] m. obtainment, [Rāmāyaṇa; Śiśupāla-vadha]

2) [v.s. ...] perceiving, ascertaining, recognition, [Raghuvaṃśa; Śakuntalā; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha; Nyāyakośa etc.]

3) Upālambha (उपालम्भ):—[=upā-lambha] [from upā-labh] m. reproach, censure, abuse, finding fault with, [Mahābhārata; Hitopadeśa; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] prohibition, interdict, [Nyāya]

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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. 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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