Abhibha, Abhibhā: 6 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhibhā (अभिभा).—2 P. To glitter or shine; दिवि स्थितः सूर्य इवाभिभाति (divi sthitaḥ sūrya ivābhibhāti) Mb.

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Abhibhā (अभिभा).—Ved. [अभिभा-अङ् (abhibhā-aṅ)]

1) Apparition, phenomenon; an inauspicious omen. मा त्वा का चिदभिमा विश्व्या विदत् (mā tvā kā cidabhimā viśvyā vidat) Ṛgveda 2.42.1.

2) A calamity, state of being overpowered.

3) Superiority.

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

Abhibhā (अभिभा).—shine forth, appear.

Abhibhā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms abhi and bhā (भा).

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

1) Abhibhā (अभिभा):—[=abhi-bhā] 1. abhi-√bhā to glitter (around), be bright, appear, [Mahābhārata etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] 2. abhi-bhā f. ‘apparition, phenomenon’, inauspicious omen, [Ṛg-veda ii, 42, 1; Atharva-veda]

3) [v.s. ...] (with, [Buddhist literature]) act of overpowering, superiority, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Abhibhā (अभिभा):—[tatpurusha compound] f.

(-bhā) 1) The being overpowered or op-pressed, discomfiture, calamity; e. g. Ṛgv.: sumaṅgalaśca śakune bhavāsi mā tvā kācidabhibhā viśvyā vidat ‘be ominous, bird, and may no calamity befall thee from any quarter’ (Wilson); (Yāska: = abhibhūti; Sāyaṇa: = abhibhava); or Atharv.: mā no vidadabhibhā &c.; or amīvāḥ sarvaścātayannāśayadabhibhā itaḥ.

2) Overpowering, mastering (?); see the following. Comp. abhibhava, abhibhavana, abhibhūti. E. bhā (‘to be’; for this meaning of the rad. comp. Jayam. on Bhaṭṭik. 10. 19.), with abhi, kṛt aff. aṅ.

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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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