Upasthanakari, Upasthānakāri, Upasthana-kari: 1 definition



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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Upasthānakāri (उपस्थानकारि).—(f.), -kārikā, (a woman) serving, doing service to (a man, sexually; said of a courtesan): Mahāvastu iii.37.5 and 8 (°kāri), 12 (°kārikā). Both mss. in 5, and one in 12, read upasthāna; Senart upasthāpana- with v.l. in 8 and 12 (one ms. in 8 °sthapana-); see upasthāpana. See also smṛty-upasthāna.

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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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