(upādā) Derived : 24 secondary phenomena. Description:
Upādā (adv.) [shortened ger. of upādiyati for the usual upādāya in specialised meaning] lit. "taking up", i. e. subsisting on something else, not original, secondary, derived (of rūpa form) Dhs 877, 960, 1210; Vism 275, 444 (24 fold); DhsA 215, 299, 333, cp. Dhs trsln. 127, 197. -- Usually (and this is the earlier use of upādā) as neg. anupādā (for anupādāya) in meaning "not taking up any more (fuel, so as to keep the fire of rebirth alive)", not clinging to love of the world, or the kilesas q. v., having no more tendency to becoming; in phrases a. parinibbānaŋ "unsupported emancipation" M i.148; S iv.48; v.29; DhA i.286 etc.; a. vimokkho mental release A v.64 (A A: catuhi upādānehi agahetvā cittassa vimokkho; arahattassɔetaŋ nāmaŋ); Vin v.164; Ps ii.45 sq.; a. vimutto D i.17 (= kinci dhammaŋ anupādiyitvā vimutto DA i.109); cp. M iii.227 (paritassanā).
Source: Sanskrit-English Dictionary, by M. Monier William
upâ-dā √1. Ā. -datte, (once P., pf. 3. pl. -dadus BhP. i, 8, 12) to receive, accept, gain, acquire, appropriate to one's self. take away, carry off, steal MBh. BhP. Mālav. &c.
• to take with
• to take in addition, include, comprise
• to take as help, use, employ, apply BhP. Pat. (cf. upâ-dāya)
• to seize, lay hold of, gather, take up, draw up MBh. Ragh. Kum. &c
• to assume (a form or meaning) BhP. MārkP. Pat. &c
• to cling to
• to feel, perceive, experience MBh. vii Śiś. vi, 23 Ṛitus. &c
• to consider, regard MBh. xii
• to mention, enumerate
• to set about, undertake, begin Hariv. Kum. &c.: Caus. P. -dāpayati, to cause to use or employ Comm. on KātyŚr.: Desid. P. -ditsati, to strive to acquire BhP. v, 14, 7