Abandh, Ābandh: 4 definitions


Abandh means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ābandh (आबन्ध्).—9 P.

1) To bind, fasten, tie on, place, fix; क्व समाधानमाबध्नातु अवष्टम्भः (kva samādhānamābadhnātu avaṣṭambhaḥ) K.29; न क्वचिन्निर्भरमाबध्नति पदम् (na kvacinnirbharamābadhnati padam) 14 places; तेऽपि पोषिताः पोषितरि स्नेहमाबध्नान्ति (te'pi poṣitāḥ poṣitari snehamābadhnānti) 289.

2) To make, form;

-ābaddhāñjaliḥ, see आबद्ध (ābaddha) below.

3) To hold fast, cling to.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ābandh (आबन्ध्).—bind or tie on, join, unite, bring together; begin, enter into (conversation).

Ābandh is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ā and bandh (बन्ध्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ābandh (आबन्ध्):—[=ā-√bandh] [Parasmaipada] -badhnāti ([imperfect tense] ābadhnāt, [Atharva-veda vi, 81, 3]; [perfect tense] -babandha) [Ātmanepada] ([perfect tense] -bedhe, [Atharva-veda v, 28, 11]; Inf. ā-badhe, [Atharva-veda v, 28, 11])

—to bind or tie on, tie to one’s self, [Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra; Lāṭyāyana; Mahābhārata; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.;

—to join, bind together, combine, resume, [Mahābhārata; Daśakumāra-carita; Kādambarī];

—to take hold of, seize, [Manu-smṛti];

—to adhere closely to, be constant, [Kādambarī];

—to fix one’s eye or mind on [Kathāsaritsāgara; Raghuvaṃśa];

—to effect, produce;

—to bring to light, show, [Meghadūta etc.]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Ābandh (आबन्ध्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ābaṃdha.

context information

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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