Vadhopaya, Vadhopāya, Vadha-upaya: 4 definitions
Vadhopaya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Vadhopāya (वधोपाय).—a means of killing; हन्या- च्चित्रैर्वधोपायैः (hanyā- ccitrairvadhopāyaiḥ) Manusmṛti 9.248.
Derivable forms: vadhopāyaḥ (वधोपायः).
Vadhopāya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vadha and upāya (उपाय).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vadhopāya (वधोपाय).—[masculine] [plural] means or kinds of corporal punishment.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vadhopāya (वधोपाय):—[from vadha > vadh] m. an instrument or means of putting to death, [Manu-smṛti ix, 248.]
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