Abhibhavati: 3 definitions


Abhibhavati means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Abhibhavati in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

abhibhavati : (abhi + bhū + a) overcomes; conquers.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Abhibhavati, (abhi + bhavati) to overcome, master, be lord over, vanquish, conquer S.I, 18, 32, 121 (maraṇaṃ); IV, 71 (rāgadose), 117 (kodhaṃ), 246, 249 (sāmikaṃ); J.I, 56, 280; PvA.94 (= balīyati, vaḍḍhati). — fut. abhihessati see abhihāreti 4. — ger. abhibhuyya Vin.I, 294; Dh.328; It.41 (māraṃ sasenaṃ); Sn.45, 72 (°cārin), 1097, Nd2 85 (= abhibhavitvā ajjhottharitvā, pariyādiyitvā); and abhibhavitvā PvA.113 (= pasayha), 136. — grd. abhibhavanīya to be overcome PvA.57. — Pass. ppr. abhibhūyamāna being overcome (by) PvA.80, 103. — pp. abhibhūta (q. v.). (Page 67)

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Abhibhavati in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Abhibhavati (अभिभवति).—(not recorded in this physical sense; Sanskrit and Pali only overcomes and the like), mounts, climbs upon or over; passes over: Lalitavistara 197.4 (verse) (mīḍhaṃgirī…) abhibhūya caṅkramati tatra ca nopalipto; Lalitavistara 198.16 (verse) kuḍyā ca vṛkṣa abhibhūya, (the Buddha's radiance, ābhā) passing over walls and trees (leaves no shadow).

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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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