Upameyopama, Upameyopamā, Upameya-upama: 4 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upameyopamā (उपमेयोपमा).—a figure of speech in which the उपमान (upamāna) and उपमेय (upameya) are compared to each other with a view to imply that the like of them does not exist; reciprocal comparison; विपर्यास उपमेयोपमानयोः (viparyāsa upameyopamānayoḥ) K. P.1; e. g. कमलेव मतिर्मतिरिव कमला तनुरिव विभा विभेव तनुः (kamaleva matirmatiriva kamalā tanuriva vibhā vibheva tanuḥ) | &c.

Upameyopamā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms upameya and upamā (उपमा).

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

Upameyopamā (उपमेयोपमा).—f.

(-mā) The resemblance of any object to that compared with it, as of the moon to a beautiful face. E. upameya and upamā likeness.

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

Upameyopamā (उपमेयोपमा).—[feminine] a reciprocal comparison ([rhetorie]).

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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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