Upavritta, Upavṛtta, Upāvṛtta: 7 definitions


Upavritta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 terms Upavṛtta and Upāvṛtta can be transliterated into English as Upavrtta or Upavritta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms

Upavṛtta (उपवृत्त).—A small circle parallel to the prime-vertical. Note: Upavṛtta is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Upāvṛtta (उपावृत्त).—A country in Bhārata. (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 91, Stanza 84).

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

upavṛtta (उपवृत्त).—n S A small circle parallel to the prime vertical. 2 A secondary circle gen.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upāvṛtta (उपावृत्त).—p. p.

1) Returned, come, arrived. ततः काल उपावृत्ते (tataḥ kāla upāvṛtte) Bhāg.9.6.3.

2) Ceased, refraining.

3) Fit, proper.

4) Turned round; rolling or wallowing on the ground.

-ttaḥ A horse rolling on the ground (to remove his fatigue).

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

Upāvṛtta (उपावृत्त).—mfn.

(-ttaḥ-ttā-ttaṃ) 1. Rolling on the ground. 2. Ceased, ceasing, refraining. m.

(-ttaḥ) A horse rolling himself on the ground. E. upa and āṅ before vṛt to be, affix kta.

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

Upāvṛtta (उपावृत्त).—[adjective] turned round or towards ([accusative]), come to ([accusative]); approached, arrived, returned.

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

1) Upavṛtta (उपवृत्त):—[=upa-vṛtta] [from upa-vṛt] mfn. come near, approached

2) [v.s. ...] come back, brought back (from exhaustion etc.), recovered, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] (in [geometry]) a circle in a particular position relatively to another one.

4) Upāvṛtta (उपावृत्त):—[=upā-vṛtta] [from upā-vṛt] mfn. turned towards, approached or come to, come near, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] returned, come back, [Mahābhārata; Śakuntalā; Raghuvaṃśa] etc.

6) [v.s. ...] m. a horse rolling on the ground, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] Name of a people, [Mahābhārata vi; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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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. 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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