Abhibhuta, Abhibhūta: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Abhibhūta (अभिभूत).—The son of Durdama or Durmada:1 of the Rohiṇi family.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 171.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 169.
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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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A Thera. He was born in the Rajas family in Vettha (v.l. Vetthipura) and succeeded to his fathers estate. When the Buddha came to the city during a tour, Abhibhuta heard him and invited him for a meal; he later entered the Order and became an arahant.

Three verses ascribed to Abhibhuta occur in the Theragatha, uttered, it is said, when his kinsmen and retainers came to him lamenting that he had left them without a leader (Thag.vv.255-7; ThagA.i.372f). The second of these verses is elsewhere (S.i.156) attributed to Abhibhu, chief disciple of Sikhi Buddha. But in the Milindapanha (245), Nagasena ascribes the second verse to the Buddha, and in the Mahaparinibbana Sutta (D.ii.121) the third verse also is ascribed to him. The second verse is also assigned to the Buddha in the Divyavadana (p.200), but elsewhere in the same books (p.569) it is said to have been uttered by devas.

In a former birth Abhibhuta had been a householder in the time of Vessabhu Buddha and became a believer in the Faith, to which he was led by his friends. When the Buddha died, the populace gathered together to obtain relics, but Abhibhuta, having quenched the pyre with fragrant water, was first able to take those which he desired (ThagA.i.372).

He is evidently to be identified with Citakanibbapaka Thera of the Apadana (ii.408).

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

abhibhūta : (pp. of abhibhavati) overpowered; vanquished.

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

Abhibhūta, (pp. of abhibhavati) overpowered, overwhelmed, vanquished D.I, 121; S.I, 137 (jāti-jarā°); II, 228 (lābhasakkāra-silokena); A.I, 202 (pāpakehi dhammehi); J.I, 189; PvA.14, 41 (= pareta), 60 (= upagata), 68, 77, 80 (= pareta). Often neg. an° unconquered, e. g. Sn.934; Nd1 400; & see phrase under abhibhū. (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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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

abhibhūta (अभिभूत).—p S Defeated.

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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-English dictionary

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

Abhibhūta (अभिभूत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Humbled, surpassed, defeated, subdued. 2. Ignorant. 3. Overcome with feelings or wants, with passion, with hunger, &c. 4. Injured, aggrieved. E. abhi, and bhūta been, being; part. past.

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

1) Abhibhūta (अभिभूत):—[=abhi-bhūta] [from abhi-bhū] mfn. surpassed, defeated, subdued, humbled

2) [v.s. ...] overcome, aggrieved, injured.

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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. 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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