Upapati, Upapatī: 8 definitions


Upapati means something in 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 Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (natya)

Upapatī (उपपती) refers to a “hero married to a woman and also attracting the attention of another woman” and represents one of the three kinds of “heroes” (nāyaka) in a dramatic representation, according to the Abhinaya-sara-samputa, as used within the classical tradition of Indian dance and performance, also known as Bharatanatyam.—In the depiction of any mood or sentiment, a dance performance or a dramatic representation takes the medium of the hero (nāyaka) and the heroine (nāyikas). The nāyakas (heroes) are classified into three types [viz., Upapatī] depending on their relationship with the nāyikas (heroines).

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

upapati (उपपति).—m (S) A gallant, a paramour, a sweetheart or leman.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

upapati (उपपति).—m A gallant, a paramour.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upapati (उपपति).—[upamitaḥ patyā, upa gauṇaḥ patiḥ] A paramour; उपपतिरिव नीचेः पश्चिमान्तेन चन्द्रः (upapatiriva nīceḥ paścimāntena candraḥ) Ś.11.65,15.63; Ms. 3.155;4.216,217; Vāj.3.9.

Derivable forms: upapatiḥ (उपपतिः).

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

Upapati (उपपति).—m.

(-tiḥ) A paramour, a gallent. E. upa in place of, pati a husband.

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

Upapati (उपपति).—[upa-pati], m. An adulterer, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 155.

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

Upapati (उपपति).—[masculine] paramour, gallant.

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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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