Abhakshya, aka: Abhakṣya; 3 Definition(s)


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)

Abhakshya in Jainism glossary... [A] · next »

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.

Source: archive.org: Jaina Yoga
General definition book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of abhakshya or abhaksya in the context of General definition from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Abhakshya in Marathi glossary... « previous · [A] · next »

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

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

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.

Discover the meaning of abhakshya or abhaksya in the context of Marathi from relevant books on Exotic India

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhakshya in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [A] · next »

Abhakṣya (अभक्ष्य).—a.

1) Not to be eaten.

2) Prohibited from eating.

-kṣyam A prohibited article of food.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of abhakshya or abhaksya in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 83 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Bhakṣyābhakṣya (भक्ष्याभक्ष्य).—food allowed and prohibited; एतदुक्तं द्विजातीनां भक्ष्याभक्ष्य...
1) Vaṭa (वट) is the name of a tree (Baḍa) that is associated with the Nakṣatra (celestial star)...
Vāruṇa (वारुण) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as m...
Mūla (मूल) refers to the “root” of a tree, as mentioned in a list of five synonyms in the secon...
Kumārī (कुमारी) is another name for Vandhyākarkoṭakī, a medicinal plant identified with Momordi...
Mūlaka (मूलक).—A son of Kumbhakarṇa. Mūlaka was born on Mūla day and Kumbhakarṇa deeming that d...
Nimba (निम्ब) is the name of a tree (Neem tree) that is associated with the Nakṣatra (celestial...
Karaka (करक).—A place of habitation in ancient India. Chapter 9, Bhīṣma Parva).
Viṣa (विष) refers to “poison”. Medicinal formulations in the management of this condition inclu...
Hima (हिम).—a. [hi-mak] Cold, frigid, frosty, dewy.-maḥ 1 The cold season, winter.2) The moon.3...
Vāda (वाद, “discussion”) refers to the tenth of the sixteen padārthas (“categories”) in the fir...
Laśuna (लशुन) or Laśūna (लशून).—(aśeḥ unan, laśaśca Uṇ.3.55) Garlic; निखिलरसायनमहितो गन्धेनोग्र...
Guḍūcī (गुडूची) is the Sanskrit name for a medicinal plant identified with Tinospora cordifolia...
Tinduka (तिन्दुक).—Name of a tree.Derivable forms: tindukaḥ (तिन्दुकः).See also (synonyms): tin...
Ārdraka (आर्द्रक) refers to “undried ginger”, forming part of a common diet in ancient Kashmir ...

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: