Abha, aka: Ābha, Ābhā; 8 Definition(s)
Abha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
A generic name for devas distinguished for their brilliance, such as the Parittabha and the Appamanabha. M.iii.102; MA.ii.902.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Languages of India and abroad
ābhā : (f.) light; lustre; radiance. || aṇha (m.), day; only in cpds. such as pubbaṇha.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Ābhā, (f.) (Sk. ābhā, fr. ā + bhā, see ābhāti) shine, splendour, lustre, light D.II, 12; M.III, 147 (adj. —°); S.II, 150 (°dhātu); A.II, 130, 139; III, 34; Mhvs XI.11; VvA.234 (of a Vimāna, v. l. pabhā); DhA.IV, 191; Sdhp.286. (Page 103)Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
ābha (आभ).—n C The sky. 2 Cloudiness or clouds.
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ābhā (आभा).—f S Light, lustre, splendor.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
ābha (आभ).—n The sky. Clouds.
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ābhā (आभा).—f Light, lustre.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Ābhā (आभा).—2 P.
1) To shine, blaze; सुतरां रत्नमाभाति चामीकरनियोजितम् (sutarāṃ ratnamābhāti cāmīkaraniyojitam) Subhāṣ; R.3.33.
2) To appear, look like; आभासि तीर्थप्रतिपादितर्द्धिः (ābhāsi tīrthapratipāditarddhiḥ) R.5.15,7,13.14; Bk.7.8,66.
3) To outshine.
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1) Light, splendour, lustre; तत्र ताराधिपस्याभा ताराणां भा तथैव च । तयोराभरणाभा च ज्वलिता द्यामभासयत् (tatra tārādhipasyābhā tārāṇāṃ bhā tathaiva ca | tayorābharaṇābhā ca jvalitā dyāmabhāsayat) || Rām.6.75.51 दीपाभां शलभा यथा (dīpābhāṃ śalabhā yathā) Pt.4.
2) Colour, appearance, beauty; प्रशान्तमिव शुद्धाभम् (praśāntamiva śuddhābham) Ms.12. 27.
3) Likeness, resemblance; oft. at the end of comp. in these two senses; रुक्माभम् (rukmābham) appearing or shining like gold; यमदूताभम् (yamadūtābham) Pt.1.58; मरुत्सखाभम् (marutsakhābham) R.2.1.
4) A reflected image, shadow, reflection.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Ābha (आभ).—m. pl. (= Pali id., misprinted once Abha, see CPD s.v. Abhā), n. of a class of rūpāvacara gods, of the 2d dhyāna-bhūmi, see deva (only in a few lists): Mv ii.314.7 ābhā devā(ḥ); 348.19 ābhā (v.l. ābhāś) ca (sc. devāḥ); 360.15 ābhāṃ (acc. pl.; v.l. ăbhā) paśyati devatāṃ (v.l. °tāḥ).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
(-bhā) 1. Light. 2. Splendour. 3. Beauty. E. āṅ before bhā to shine, aṅ and ṭāp affs.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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