Upasham, Upaśam, Upa-sham: 2 definitions



Upasham 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.

The Sanskrit term Upaśam can be transliterated into English as Upasam or Upasham, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Upaśam (उपशम्).—cease, stop, be allayed or extinguished. [Causative] tranquillize, pacify, cool, allay.

Upaśam is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms upa and śam (शम्).

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

Upaśam (उपशम्):—[=upa-√śam] [Parasmaipada] [Ātmanepada] -śāmyati, -te, to become calm or quiet;

—to cease, become extinct, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa; Kauśika-sūtra; Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra; Chāndogya-upaniṣad; Mahābhārata] etc.:

—[Causal] -śamayati and [Epic] -śāmayati, to make quiet, calm, extinguish;

—to tranquillize, appease, pacify, mitigate, [Mahābhārata; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Daśakumāra-carita etc.]

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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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