Upasparsha, Upasparśa: 8 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Upasparśa can be transliterated into English as Upasparsa or Upasparsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Upasparśa (उपस्पर्श).—

1) Touching, contact.

2) Bathing, ablution, washing oneself; Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.192.1.

3) Rinsing the mouth, sipping and ejecting water as a religious act. त्रिर्हृदयंगमाभिरद्भिरशब्दाभिरुपस्पृशेदित्युपस्पर्शनं शौचार्थम् (trirhṛdayaṃgamābhiradbhiraśabdābhirupaspṛśedityupasparśanaṃ śaucārtham) Mahābhārata VI.1.84.

4) A gift (dāna); उपस्पर्शनषड्भागं लभते पुरुषः सदा (upasparśanaṣaḍbhāgaṃ labhate puruṣaḥ sadā) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 13.65.13.

Derivable forms: upasparśaḥ (उपस्पर्शः).

See also (synonyms): upasparśana.

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

Upasparśa (उपस्पर्श).—m.

(-rśaḥ) 1. Touching, contact. 2. Bathing, ablution. 3. Rincing the mouth, sipping water and ejecting it. E. upa like, sparśa touch, from spṛś to touch, and ac aff.; or with lyuṭ aff. upasparśana.

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

Upasparśa (उपस्पर्श).—[masculine] na [neuter] touching, bathing, rinsing the mouth.

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

1) Upasparśa (उपस्पर्श):—[=upa-sparśa] [from upa-spṛś] m. touching, contact, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] washing, bathing, ablution (as a religious act), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] sipping water (from the palm of the hand and swallowing it as a ceremonial), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Upasparśa (उपस्पर्श):—[upa-sparśa] (rśaḥ) 1. m. Touching; bathing, rinsing the mouth.

[Sanskrit to German]

Upasparsha in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Upasparsha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Upasparśa (ಉಪಸ್ಪರ್ಶ):—

1) [noun] the act or an instance of touching or coming into physical contact.

2) [noun] the act or an instance of cleansing oneself; a bathing; ablution.

3) [noun] a rinsing of the mouth, sipping and ejecting water as a religious act.

4) [noun] a rinsing of mouth, in gen.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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