Abdhi: 16 definitions


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In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Pāñcarātra

Abdhi (अब्धि) refers to an aspect of nṛsiṃha (‘man-lion’), according to the Vihagendra-saṃhitā 4.17, which mentions seventy-four forms (inlcuding twenty forms of vyūha). He is also known as Abdhinṛsiṃha or Abdhinarasiṃha. Nṛsiṃha is a Tantric deity and refers to the furious (ugra) incarnation of Viṣṇu.

The 15th-century Vihagendra-saṃhīta is a canonical text of the Pāñcarātra corpus and, in twenty-four chapters, deals primarely with meditation on mantras and sacrificial oblations.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Abdhi.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘four’; see sāgara. Note: abdhi is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

abdhi (अब्धि).—m S The ocean: also a sea.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

abdhi (अब्धि).—m The ocean; a sea.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abdhi (अब्धि).—[āpaḥ dhīyante atra, dhā-ki]

1) The ocean, receptacle of water; (fig. also) दुःख°, कार्य°, ज्ञान° (duḥkha°, kārya°, jñāna°) &c.; store or reservoir of anything.

2) A pond, lake.

3) (In Math.) A symbolical expression for the number 7; sometimes for 4.

Derivable forms: abdhiḥ (अब्धिः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abdhi (अब्धि).—m.

(-bdhiḥ) The ocean. E. ab substituted for ap water; dhi from dhā to have, and ki aff.

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

Abdhi (अब्धि).—i. e. ap-dhā (cf. nidhi), m. The occan, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 12, 113.

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

Abdhi (अब्धि).—[masculine] ocean, sea (lit. water-receptacle).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Abdhi (अब्धि) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[dharma] by Kedāra. Quoted by Śrīdharasvāmin in Smṛtyarthasāra. Oxf. 286^a.

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

1) Abdhi (अब्धि):—[=ab-dhi] [from ab-ja] m. (√dhā), a pond, lake, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] the ocean, [Hitopadeśa etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] (hence) the numeral 4.

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

Abdhi (अब्धि):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-dhiḥ) 1) The ocean; lit. and figur.; e. g. (figur.) in the Nalodaya: api yo dāyādāya kṣayapradohaṃsi satāṃ yadāyā dāyaḥ . karamādāyādāya śriyobdhiradhirājamasigadāyādā yaḥ; or in the Rudrayāmalat.: sadā sevyo devaiḥ sa bhavati naro bhaktisulabhaḥ . sa jīvanmuktopi tarati ca bhavābdhimacirataḥ.

2) The name of one of the attendants of the Sun (acc. to Vyāḍi on Hemach.).

3) (In mathematical language sometimes used to denote) the numeral 4; e. g. in Brahmagupta's Brāhmasiddhānta: parivartākhacatuṣṭayaśarābdhirasaguṇayamadvivasutithayaḥ (comp. Colebr. As. Res. Xii. p. 231 note); or kasyāsau ghaṭikāsaṃgho dyugaṇasya yadudbhavam . pañcābhracandrābdhimitaṃ vidhormaṇḍalaśeṣakam; or in the Keralagrantha, as quoted by Rādhāk. (s. v. abhighāta): abhighātaṃ syātpūrvaṃ vedadvitryabdhivarṇāścet . nagavargāṇāṃ parato dharaṇīcandradvirāmāḍhyāḥ; or in the Sūryasiddh. quoted Journ. As. Xvi. p. 35. 1. 12. Schlegel is probably correct when he ascribes this use of the word to the division of the ocean according to the four cardinal points of the compass (Refl. sur l'étude des langues as. p. 198), but he is mistaken when he adds, that ‘ocean’ may designate also the numeral 7, for all the synonymes of this word are only used to denote 4; comp. E. Jacquet Journ. As. vol. Xvi. (1835) p. 17. 104. and, besides Raffles quoted there, Humboldt's Kawi Sprache I. p. 32.—E. ap and dhi.

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

Abdhi (अब्धि):—(bdhiḥ) 2. m. The ocean.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Abdhi (अब्धि):—(nm) a sea, an ocean.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Abdhi (ಅಬ್ಧಿ):—

1) [noun] the continuous body of salt water covering the greater part of the earth’s surface; ocean.

2) [noun] the symbol for the number four ( or seven, according to some).

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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