Abhakshya, Abhakṣya: 6 definitions



Abhakshya means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

The Sanskrit term Abhakṣya can be transliterated into English as Abhaksya or Abhakshya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: archive.org: Jaina Yoga

Abhakṣya (अभक्ष्य) refers to “prohibited food”.—The definitions of what is not fit to be eaten are given considerable prominence particularly in the later Jainism. The standard Śvetāmbara list of twenty-two abhakṣyas is found as early as Nemicandra’s Pravacana-sāroddhāra v245-246. It has largely ousted the later list of sixteen preferred by Hemacandra (in his Yogaśāstra 3.6-7). Later Digambara lists closely follow Āśādhara’s pattern (in his Sāgāra-dharmāmṛta 3.11-18) and make few noticeable additions to the objects forbidden.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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

abhakṣya (अभक्ष्य).—a Inseculent, inedible. Forbidden (by Shastras) to eat.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhakṣya (अभक्ष्य).—a.

1) Not to be eaten.

2) Prohibited from eating.

-kṣyam A prohibited article of food.

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

Abhakṣya (अभक्ष्य).—mfn.

(-kṣyaḥ-kṣyā-kṣyaṃ) Not to be eaten. E. a neg. bhakṣya to be eaten.

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

Abhakṣya (अभक्ष्य).—[adjective] not to be eaten.

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

Abhakṣya (अभक्ष्य):—[=a-bhakṣya] [from a-bhakṣaṇa] mfn. not to be eaten by ([instrumental case] or [genitive case] [Manu-smṛti])

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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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