Upanayika, Upanāyika, Upanāyikā: 5 definitions


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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

upanāyika : (adj.) approaching; conveying.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Upanāyika, (-°) (adj.) (fr. upa + ) — 1. referring to, belonging to in cpd. att° ref. to oneself Vin. III, 91; Vism. 27.—2. beginning, in phrase vass’ûpanāyikā (f.) the approach of the rainy season, period for entering on Lent (cp. BSk. varṣopanāyikā Divy 18, 489 & see also upakaṭṭha and vassa) Vin. I, 253; A. I, 51 (divided into 2 parts, first & second, or purimikā & pacchimikā); J. III, 332; DA. I, 8; DhA. I, 203; III, 438; VvA. 44; PvA. 42. (Page 143)

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upanāyikā (उपनायिका).—A character in a dramatic or any other work of art next in importance to the heroine; e. g. Madayantikā in Mālatimādhava.

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

Upanāyika (उपनायिक).—(-upanāyika), f. °ikā (1) adj. (= Pali id., see below), only in cpds., introducing to, functioning as introduction to, having reference to, relating to: ātmopanāyika (= Pali attūpa°, often epithet of dhamma or the like, as spoken) introducing oneself, relating to oneself, Lalitavistara 438.21 (Lalita- vistaro nāma dharmaparyāyasūtrānto…) ātmopanāyikas tathāgatena bhāṣitas…; Jātakamālā 13.25 °kaṃ dharmaṃ de- śayām āsa; -jñānopanāyika-, constituting an introduction to knowledge, Gaṇḍavyūha 41.23 sarvajagaj-jñānopanāyika-dharma- cakrapravartanā-; other cpds., Gaṇḍavyūha 44.22 -jagadupasaṃ- kramaṇopanāyika-sarvajñatā-; 348.15 yathāvaināyiko- panāyika-varṇā (n. sg. f.), having a color (aspect) that acts as introduction to that which is in accord with Buddhism (see vaināyika); (2) f., in varṣopanāyikā, subst. (= Pali vassūpa°), the first day of (i.e. serving as introduction to) the rainy season: °kā Mahāvyutpatti 8681; °kāyāṃ, loc. sg., Divyāvadāna 18.10; 489.10; Avadāna-śataka i.182.7.

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

Upanāyika (उपनायिक):—[from upa-nī] mfn. fit or belonging to an offering, [Harivaṃśa 4417] ([varia lectio] aupanāyaka).

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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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