upa उप

Definition: ind. (a preposition or prefix to verbs and nouns, expressing) towards, near to (opposed to apa-,away) , by the side of, with, together with, under, down (exempli gratia, 'for example' upa-gam-,to go near, undergo; upa-gamana-,approaching;in the veda- the verb has sometimes to be supplied from the context, and sometimes upa-is placed after the verb to which it belongs, exempli gratia, 'for example' āyayur upa- equals upāyayuḥ-,they approached). (As unconnected with verbs and prefixed to nouns upa-expresses) direction towards, nearness, contiguity in space, time, number, degree, resemblance, and relationship, but with the idea of subordination and inferiority (exempli gratia, 'for example' upa-kaniṣṭhikā-,the finger next to the little finger; upa-purāṇam-,a secondary or subordinate purāṇa-; upa-daśa-,nearly ten)


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