Upanita, Upanīta: 11 definitions


Upanita means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A Pacceka Buddha, mentioned in the Isigili Sutta. M.iii.70.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Upanita in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

upanīta : (pp. of upaneti) having brought for trial; brought up to or into; offered.

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

Upanīta, (pp. of upaneti) 1. brought up to or into (mostly —°) Th. 2, 498; Sn. 677 (niraye), 774 (dukkha°), 898 (bhava°); J. III, 45 (thūṇa°); IV, 271 (dukkh°); Nd1 38; Dh. 237 (°yaya = atikkantavayo DhA. III, 337, advanced in age); Pv IV. 110 (dukkha° made to suffer). an° Sn. 846.—2. offered, presented J. I, 88; PvA. 274, 286. ‹-› 3. brought to conclusion, brought to an end (of life) J. V, 375 (= maraṇa-santikaṃ u. C.).—4. bringing up (for trial), charging M. I, 251 (vacanapatha, cp. upanīya). (Page 144)

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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

upanīta (उपनीत).—p S Invested with the characteristic string. See under upanayana.

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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

Upanīta (उपनीत).—p. p.

1) Brought near.

2) Known.

3) Obtained, attained.

4) Presented, given.

5) Adduced.

6) Married (?), led to a man; भीमा जाया ब्राह्मणस्योपनीता (bhīmā jāyā brāhmaṇasyopanītā) Ṛgveda 1.19.4.

7) Initiated; भवत्पूर्वं चरेद्भैक्षमुपनीतो द्विजोत्तमः (bhavatpūrvaṃ caredbhaikṣamupanīto dvijottamaḥ) Manusmṛti 2.49.

-taḥ A youth led to the teacher and invested with the sacred thread.

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

Upanīta (उपनीत).—ppp. (= Pali id., Jātaka (Pali) v.375.23 upanītasmiṃ jīvite; also upanīyati is brought to an end, Majjhimanikāya (Pali) ii.68.18), ended, finished: Lalitavistara 56.11 (verse) māya (= māyāṃ)…māna- darpopanītāṃ, done with (= free from; lit. finished as to) arrogance and pride.

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

Upanīta (उपनीत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Brought near to, approximated. 2. Obtained, attained. 3. Citing, adducing. 4. Presented. 5. Known. m.

(-taḥ) The youth invested with the characteristic string; see upanaya. E. upa before to obtain, affix kta.

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

1) Upanīta (उपनीत):—[=upa-nīta] [from upa-nī] mfn. led near, brought near, [Ṛg-veda i, 129, 2; Mahābhārata; Mṛcchakaṭikā; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] led to a man, married (?), [Ṛg-veda x, 109, 4] = [Atharva-veda v, 17, 6]

3) [v.s. ...] adduced

4) [v.s. ...] presented etc.

5) [v.s. ...] initiated, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Manu-smṛti ii, 49; Raghuvaṃśa etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] m. a boy brought near to a Guru and initiated into one of the twice-born classes (by investiture with the sacred thread and other ceremonies).

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

Upanīta (उपनीत):—[upa-nīta] (taḥ) 1. m. The initiated youth. a. Brought near.

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

Upanīta (उपनीत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Uvaṇīa, Uvaṇīya.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Upanīta (ಉಪನೀತ):—

1) [adjective] brought near.

2) [adjective] obtained; got; attained.

3) [adjective] led to the teacher, after duly invested with the sacred thread.

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Upanīta (ಉಪನೀತ):—[noun] a youth invested with the sacred thread and led to the teacher.

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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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