Upasaka, Upāsaka, Upashaka: 23 definitions


Upasaka means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi. 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 dictionary

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

Upāsaka (उपासक):—(von ās mit upa) adj. subst. (f. upāsikā)

1) dienend, Diener [Kauśika’s Sūtra zum Atuarvaveda 92.] kamapyekaṃ rājaputramupāsakam [Kathāsaritsāgara 19, 78.] arhadupāsakāḥ [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 43.] m. f. ein Śūdra [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma] —

2) Verehrer, Anhänger: buddhopāsaka [Mṛcchakaṭikā 113, 11.] tīrthikopāsaka [Burnouf 280.] bei den Buddhisten ein Anhänger von Buddha, oft im Gegens. zu bhikṣu einem buddh. Geistlichen, ebend. [?279. fgg. Rgva tch’er rol pa 94. 157. Prabodhacandrodaja 48, 9. 49, 7. 14. Lebensbeschreibung Śākyamuni’s, Lebensb. 248 (18).]

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Upaśāka (उपशाक):—

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Upāsaka (उपासक):—

2) [WEBER, Rāmatāpanīya Upaniṣad 287. 343.] [SARVADARŚANAS. 54, 17. 57, 9] [WASSILJEW 49. 156.] —

3) einer Sache obliegend: yajñopāsaka [Kapila 4, 21]

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Upāsaka (उपासक):—

2) [Hemacandra] [Yogaśāstra 2, 21.]

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

Upaśāka (उपशाक):—m. etwa Helfer.

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Upāsaka (उपासक):—Adj. Subst. —

1) dienend , Diener.

2) Verehrer , Anhänger ; insbes. Buddha's. —

3) einer Sache obliegend.

4) *ein Śūdra [Rājan 18,12.]

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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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