Upakhyana, Upākhyāna: 15 definitions


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Upakhyana has 13 English definitions available.

Alternative spellings of this word include Upakhyan.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Upakhyana in Sanskrit glossary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Upākhyāna (उपाख्यान):—(upa + ā) n. eine Erzählung von geringerm Umfange, Episode [Kaṭhopaniṣad 3, 16.] [Mahābhārata 1, 101.] [Hitopadeśa 27, 8.] aitihāsikānyupākhyānāni [Prabodhacandrodaja 91, 7.] Sehr häufig in den Unterschriften der Kapitel im Epos. Nach [BURNOUF] [?(Bhāgavatapurāṇa XXXVIII):] Nacherzählung, Erzählung einer von einem Andern gehörten Begebenheit.

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Upākhyāna (उपाख्यान):—, ākhyānaiścāpyupākhyānaiḥ [Oxforder Handschriften 54,b,13.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Upākhyāna (उपाख्यान):—n.

1) eine kleinere Erzählung , Episode. Auch ka n.

2) Erzählung einer von einem Andern gehörten Begebenheit.

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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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