उपनिषद्

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

उप- (upa-) +‎ नि- (ni-) +‎ सद् (sad)

Noun[edit]

उपनिषद् (upaniṣadf

  1. sitting at the foot of a teacher to receive knowledge
    1. secret knowledge passed in this manner
  2. esoteric cosmology
  3. esoteric doctrine, secret knowledge, mystical meaning, mystical words (ŚBr., ChUp., etc.)
  4. a class of Hindu religious texts in which doctrines of sacred knowledge are expounded

Verb[edit]

उपनिषद् (upaniṣad)

  1. to sit down near to
  2. to approach

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams, A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1898, page 0201