Upanidha, Upanidhā: 5 definitions



Upanidha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

upanidhā : (f.) comparison; pledge.

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

Upanidhā, (f.) (abstracted from upanidhāya or direct formation fr. upa + ni + dhā?) comparison Nd2 158 (= upamā; should we read upanidhāya?). (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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upanidhā (उपनिधा).—3 U.

1) To put or place near; to bring or lead near to; कर्णयोरुपनिधाय (karṇayorupanidhāya) (mukham) Āśval.; वहति समीरे मदनमुपनिधाय (vahati samīre madanamupanidhāya) Gīt.5.

2) To produce, cause; भयमुपनिदधे स राक्षसानाम् (bhayamupanidadhe sa rākṣasānām) Bk.4.45.

3) To present; उद्दिष्टामुपनिहितां भजस्व पूजाम् (uddiṣṭāmupanihitāṃ bhajasva pūjām) Māl.5.25.

4) To deposit, entrust दृष्ट्वा पूर्वोपनिहितं निधिम् (dṛṣṭvā pūrvopanihitaṃ nidhim) Ms.8.37,196.

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

Upanidhā (उपनिधा).—place near, put before ([dative]); lay down, bury (a treasure); deposit, commit, entrust ([locative]); bring about, effect.

Upanidhā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms upani and dhā (धा).

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

Upanidhā (उपनिधा):—[=upa-ni-√dhā] [Parasmaipada] [Ātmanepada] -dadhāti, -dhatte, to put or place down near to, put or place before, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Tāṇḍya-brāhmaṇa; Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa; Lāṭyāyana; Chāndogya-upaniṣad; Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra] ;

—to place down, conceal;

—to deposit, intrust;

—to bring near, lead near to, [Gīta-govinda];

—to produce, cause, [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya]

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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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