Upasev: 3 definitions


Upasev means something in 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.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upasev (उपसेव्).—

1) Ā. 1 To serve, worship, honour; वैरिणं नोपसेवते (vairiṇaṃ nopasevate) Manusmṛti 4.133.

2) To practise, follow, pursue, cultivate; as a vow; तान् सर्वानेवोपसेवेत (tān sarvānevopaseveta) Ch. Up.2.22.1.

3) To make use of.

4) To be addicted to, enjoy; अधिष्ठाय मनश्चायं विषयानुपसेवते (adhiṣṭhāya manaścāyaṃ viṣayānupasevate) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 15.9; so सुखम्, संधिम्, विग्रहम् (sukham, saṃdhim, vigraham) &c.

5) To frequent, inhabit.

6) To rub or anoint with (sandal &c.).

7) To have sexual intercourse with.

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

Upasev (उपसेव्).—= [Simple] abhyupa worship, revere.

Upasev is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms upa and sev (सेव्).

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

Upasev (उपसेव्):—[=upa-√sev] [Ātmanepada] -sevate, to frequent, visit, abide or stay at (a place), [Mahābhārata xiii; Rāmāyaṇa; Kāmandakīya-nītisāra];

—to stay with a person, attend on, serve, do homage, honour, worship, [Mahābhārata; Manu-smṛti; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.;

—to have sexual intercourse with ([accusative]), [Suśruta];

—to practise, pursue, cultivate, study, make use of, be addicted to, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad; Mahābhārata; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa etc.]

context information

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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