Upe: 4 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upe (उपे).—2 P. [उप-इ (upa-i)]

1) To approach, come near, arrive at, reach (a place, person &c.); परमं साम्यमुपैति (paramaṃ sāmyamupaiti) Muṇḍ. Up.3.1.3. लतामुपेत्य (latāmupetya) Ś.1; so राजानम्, दुर्गम् (rājānam, durgam) &c. योगी परं स्थानमुपैति चाद्यम् (yogī paraṃ sthānamupaiti cādyam) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 8.28,1.15,9.28.

2) To go to (a master), become a pupil. उपेत्य पप्रच्छ (upetya papraccha) Praśna. Up.1.2; 6.1.

3) To have intercourse with (a woman), cohabit; वाच्यश्चानुपयन् पतिः (vācyaścānupayan patiḥ) Manusmṛti 9.4.

4) To under go, perform, undertake, practise; तपः, सत्रम् (tapaḥ, satram) &c.

5) To go to or pass into any state; योगम् (yogam) R.16.84; भेदम् (bhedam) Kumārasambhava 2.4; to fall into (misfortune &c.); क्षयम्, मत्युम्, सुखम्, दुःखम्, निद्राम् (kṣayam, matyum, sukham, duḥkham, nidrām) &c.

6) To obtain, attain to; तस्य प्रिया ज्ञातयः सुकृतमुपयन्ति (tasya priyā jñātayaḥ sukṛtamupayanti) Kauṣ. Up.1.1; उपैति शस्यं परिणामरम्यताम् (upaiti śasyaṃ pariṇāmaramyatām) Kirātārjunīya 4.22.

7) To incur, be present at.

8) To fall to one's lot or share, befall; उद्योगिनं पुरुषसिंहमुपैति लक्ष्मीः (udyoginaṃ puruṣasiṃhamupaiti lakṣmīḥ) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.361; Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 6.27.

9) To consider as, admit, acknowledge.

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

Upe (उपे).—come near, approach, betake one’s self to or into ([accusative]), ask or beg for (2 [accusative]).

Upe is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms upā and i (इ).

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

1) Upe (उपे):—1. upe (upa-√i) [Parasmaipada] -eti, to go or come or step near, approach, betake one’s self to, arrive at, meet with, turn towards, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata; Śakuntalā] etc.;

—to approach (any work), undergo, set about, undertake, perform (a sacrifice), devote one’s self to, [Ṛg-veda ii, 2, 11; Atharva-veda ix, 6, 4; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa];

—to come near to, reach, obtain, enter into any state, fall into;—undergo, suffer, [Ṛg-veda iv, 33, 2; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa; Raghuvaṃśa; Pañcatantra] etc.;

—to approach sexually, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā ii, v; Manu-smṛti ix, 4];—[xi, 172; Mahābhārata; Suśruta; Kathāsaritsāgara];

—to approach a teacher, become a pupil, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa x, xi; Bṛhad-āraṇyaka-upaniṣad; Chāndogya-upaniṣad];

—to occur, be present, make one’s appearance, [Ṛgveda-prātiśākhya; Rāmāyaṇa];

—to happen, fall to one’s share, befall, incur, [Ṛg-veda i, 167, 1; vii, 84, 3; Hitopadeśa; Bhagavad-gītā] etc.;

—to join (in singing), [Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra];

—to regard as, admit, acknowledge, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa] [commentator or commentary] on [Nyāyamālā-vistara];

—to comprehend, understand, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha] :—[Intensive] [Ātmanepada] (1. [plural] -īmahe) to implore (a god), [Ṛg-veda x, 24, 2.]

2) 2. upe (upa-ā-√i) [Parasmaipada] -eti, to approach, come near or towards, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa];

2) —to apply to, implore, [Ṛg-veda viii, 20, 22];

2) — (with śaraṇam) to approach for protection;

2) —to approach sexually, [Mahābhārata];

2) —to reach, obtain, strive to obtain, [Bhartṛhari]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Upe (उपे) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ui, Uvi.

context information

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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