Upayana, Upāyana, Upayāna: 6 definitions


Upayana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

upāyana : (nt.) a tribute; gift.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Upayāna, (nt.) (fr. upa + , cp. BSk. upayāna Jtm 3163) nearing, approach, arrival D. I, 10; DA. I, 94. (Page 145)

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Upāyana, (nt.) (fr. upa + i, cp. upāya) going to (in special sense), enterprise, offering, tribute, present J v. 347; VI, 327; Miln. 155, 171, 241; Sdhp. 616, 619. (Page 149)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

upāyana (उपायन).—n S A complimentary or respectful present.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

upāyana (उपायन).—n A complimentary or respectful present.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upayāna (उपयान).—

1) Approaching, coming near; उपयानापयाने च स्थानं प्रत्यपसर्पणम् । सर्वमेतद्रथस्थेन ज्ञेयं रथकुटुम्बिना (upayānāpayāne ca sthānaṃ pratyapasarpaṇam | sarvametadrathasthena jñeyaṃ rathakuṭumbinā) || Rām.6. 14.2.

2) Acquisition, obtaining; हरोपयाने त्वरिता बभूव (haropayāne tvaritā babhūva) Ku.7.22.

Derivable forms: upayānam (उपयानम्).

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Upāyana (उपायन).—See under उपे (upe).

See also (synonyms): upāya.

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Upāyana (उपायन).—

1) Going near, approach.

2) Becoming a pupil of.

3) Engaging in any religious rite.

4) Undertaking, beginning; व्रत° (vrata°).

5) A present, gift; मालविकोपायनं प्रेषिता (mālavikopāyanaṃ preṣitā) M.1; तस्योपायनयोग्यानि वस्तूनि सरितां पतिः (tasyopāyanayogyāni vastūni saritāṃ patiḥ) Ku.2.37; R.4.79; शरीरिणां श्रेय उपायनं वपुः (śarīriṇāṃ śreya upāyanaṃ vapuḥ) Bhāg.1.2.34.

Derivable forms: upāyanam (उपायनम्).

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

Upāyana (उपायन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. A present, a complementary or respectful gift. 2. Approaching, going near to. 3. Engaging in a religious observance. E. upa before ay to go, lyuṭ aff.

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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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