Upanetri, Upanetṛ: 5 definitions


Upanetri means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Upanetṛ can be transliterated into English as Upanetr or Upanetri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upanetṛ (उपनेतृ).—a. One who leads or brings near, fetching; नियमविधिजलानां बर्हिषां चोपनेत्री (niyamavidhijalānāṃ barhiṣāṃ copanetrī) Ku.1.6; मालत्यभिज्ञानस्यो- पनेत्री (mālatyabhijñānasyo- panetrī) Māl.9. m. (-) A preceptor who performs the उपनयन (upanayana) ceremony, an Achārya; जनिता चोपनेता च यस्तु विद्यां प्रयच्छति । अन्नदाता भयत्राता पञ्चैते पितरः स्मृताः (janitā copanetā ca yastu vidyāṃ prayacchati | annadātā bhayatrātā pañcaite pitaraḥ smṛtāḥ) || Pt.4.66.

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

Upanetrī (उपनेत्री).—[, Lefm. Lalitavistara 168.18 (verse); read vadhakāṃ (= °kān) sa tavā upanetī (= upanayati); all mss. but one panetī.]

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

Upanetṛ (उपनेतृ).—i. e. upa-nī + tṛ, m., f. trī, n. One who brings near, [Kumārasaṃbhava, (ed. Stenzler.)] 1, 61.

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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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