Upamita: 11 definitions

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Upamita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, 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 Upmit.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Upamita (उपमित).—An object which is compared. The word is found in Pāṇinisūtra उपमितं व्याघ्रादिभिः (upamitaṃ vyāghrādibhiḥ) P.II.1.56, where the Kāśikā paraphrases it by the word उपमेय (upameya) and illustrates it by the word पुरुष (puruṣa) in पुरुषव्याघ्र (puruṣavyāghra).

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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India history and geography

Source: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Upamita (उपमित) is an example of a Śaivite name mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions. Classification of personal names according to deities (e.g., from Śaivism) were sometimes used by more than one person and somehow seem to have been popular. The Gupta empire (r. 3rd-century CE), founded by Śrī Gupta, covered much of ancient India and embraced the Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Derivation of personal names (e.g., Upamita) during the rule of the Guptas followed patterns such as tribes, places, rivers and mountains.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

upamita : (pp. of upameti) compared.

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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

upamita (उपमित).—p S Illustrated or compared.

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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

Upamita (उपमित).—p. p. P.II.1.56. Compared, likened, similar &c.

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

Upamita (उपमित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Compared. E. upa and to measure, kta aff.

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

1) Upamita (उपमित):—[=upa-mita] [from upa-mā] 1. upa-mita mfn. (for 2. See upa-√mi) compared, illustrated by comparison, [Pāṇini; Bhartṛhari etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] similar.

3) [=upa-mita] [from upa-mi] 2. upa-mita (for 1. See above) mfn. stuck or fastened on, put into, [Vaitāna-sūtra]

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

Upamita (उपमित):—[upa-mita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) p. Compared.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Upamita (उपमित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Uvamiya.

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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

Upamita (उपमित) [Also spelled upmit]:—(a) compared; illustrated by comparison.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Upamita (ಉಪಮಿತ):—[adjective] compared; likened.

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Upamita (ಉಪಮಿತ):—[noun] a man who can be compared with; an ordinary man (as opp. to one incomparable).

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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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