Upamiti; 4 Definition(s)
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Nyaya (school of philosophy)
Upamiti (उपमिति, “comparative knowledge”) refers to one of the four kinds of “right experience” (also known as pramāṇas), according to Annaṃbhaṭṭa’s Tarkasaṃgraha.—Buddhi or knowledge is of two kinds–anubhava (experience) and smṛti (recollection). Anubhava or experience may be right or wrong. The right experience is divided into four kinds, viz. perceptual knowledge (pratyakṣa), inferential knowledge (anumiti), comparative knowledge (upamiti) and verbal knowledge (śabda). These are called four pramāṇas which are accepted from the Nyāya system.Source: Shodhganga: A study of Nyāya-vaiśeṣika categories
Nyaya (न्याय, nyaya) refers to a school of Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. The Nyaya philosophy is known for its theories on logic, methodology and epistemology, however, it is closely related with Vaisheshika in terms of metaphysics.
Languages of India and abroad
upamiti (उपमिति).—f S Analogical knowledge. 2 Resemblance, similitude: also a resemblance, a likeness (as a picture, an image &c.)Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
upamiti (उपमिति).—f Analogical knowledge. Resemblance.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
1) Resemblance, comparison, similarity; पल्लवोपमितिसाम्यसपक्षम् (pallavopamitisāmyasapakṣam) S. D.; तदाननस्योपमितौ दरिद्रता (tadānanasyopamitau daridratā) N.1.24.
2) (In Nyāya Phil.) Analogy, inference, deduction, knowledge of things derived from analogy, a conclusion deduced by means of an उपमान (upamāna); प्रत्यक्षमप्यनुमितिस्तथोप- मितिशब्दजे (pratyakṣamapyanumitistathopa- mitiśabdaje) Bhāṣā P.52.
3) A figure of speech = उपमा (upamā) q. v.
4) A likeness, picture.
Derivable forms: upamitiḥ (उपमितिः).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
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