Upasamana, Upasamāna, Upashamana: 11 definitions



Upasamana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Upshaman.

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Pali-English dictionary

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

upasamana : (nt.) calmness; appeasement.

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

Upasamāna, (nt.) = upasama Th. 1, 421; Sdhp. 335 (dukkh°). (Page 147)

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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

[«previous next»] — Upasamana in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

upaśamana (उपशमन).—n (S) Abating, subsiding, the cooling or becoming calm (of an exciting cause or excited state). 2 Any thing that allays, assuages, composes, tranquilizes: an anodyne, a composing medicine.

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

upaśamana (उपशमन).—n Abating, anything that allays, assuages.

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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

[«previous next»] — Upasamana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upaśamana (उपशमन).—

1) Quieting, calming, appeasing.

2) Mitigation, assuagement.

3) Extinction, cessation.

Derivable forms: upaśamanam (उपशमनम्).

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

Upaśamana (उपशमन).—[upa-śam + ana], n. Appeasing, [Pañcatantra] 118, 22.

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

Upaśamana (उपशमन).—[feminine] ī calming, appearing; [neuter] subst.

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

1) Upaśamana (उपशमन):—[=upa-śamana] [from upa-śam] mf(ī)n. calming, appeasing, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] n. the becoming extinct, ceasing, [Nirukta, by Yāska]

3) [v.s. ...] calming, appeasing, mitigation, [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Suśruta; Pañcatantra]

4) [v.s. ...] an anodyne.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Upaśamana (उपशमन):—n.

1) (wie eben) das Erlöschen [Yāska’s Nirukta 7, 23.] —

2) (vom caus.) das zur-Ruhe-Bringen, Stillen: kṛṣṇena kopopaśamanakriyā [Mahābhārata 1, 587.] vyādhīnāmupaśamanārtham [Suśruta 1, 2, 8.] meghapīḍopaśamananimittam [Pañcatantra 118, 22.]

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Upaśamana (उपशमन):—

2) darpopa [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 10, 63, 48.] —

3) adj. (f. ī) stillend, zur Ruhe bringend: tāpopaśamanī [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 5, 14, 1.]

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Upasamana in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Upaśamana (उपशमन) [Also spelled upshaman]:—(nm) abatement; subsidence; hence ~[mita] (a).

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