Abhashya, Ābhāṣya: 5 definitions


Abhashya 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.

The Sanskrit term Ābhāṣya can be transliterated into English as Abhasya or Abhashya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ābhāṣya (आभाष्य) refers to “addressing someone”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.10.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“O celestial sage, most excellent among the devotees of Śiva, listen to His glory that sanctifies, renders everything auspicious and increases devotion. Returning to His mountain, Śiva in his excitement caused by his separation from his beloved, remembered Satī, who was dearer to Him than his very life. Addressing [i.e., ābhāṣya] His Gaṇas, He bewailed her and narrated her good qualities heightening love. In this way He showed the way of the world to the people. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ābhāṣya (आभाष्य).—pot. p. To be addressed, worthy of being spoken to; जनमाभाष्यमिमं न मन्यसे (janamābhāṣyamimaṃ na manyase) R.8.48.

-ṣyam What is to be said by way of address; Meghadūta 13. (v. l.)

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

1) Ābhāṣya (आभाष्य):—[=ā-bhāṣya] [from ā-bhāṣ] 1. ā-bhāṣya mfn. to be addressed, worthy of being spoken to or conversed with, [Mahābhārata; Raghuvaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] 2. ā-bhāṣya [indeclinable participle] having addressed, having spoken to.

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Abhashya in German

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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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