Upapaduka, aka: Upapāduka; 2 Definition(s)


Upapaduka means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[Upapaduka in Buddhism glossaries]

Upapāduka (उपपादुक, “spontaneously-born”) refers to one of the “four wombs” (yoni) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 90). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., upapāduka). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Upapaduka in Sanskrit glossaries]

Upapāduka (उपपादुक).—a. Self-produced.

-kaḥ A superhuman being, God; दिव्योपपादुका देवाः (divyopapādukā devāḥ) Ak.

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Upapāduka (उपपादुक).—a. Having shoes, shod (as a horse).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
context information

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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