Abhibhuta, Abhibhūta: 14 definitions


Abhibhuta means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Abhibhut.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Abhibhuta in Purana glossary
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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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Universität Wien: Sudarśana's Worship at the Royal Court According to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā

Abhibhūta (अभिभूत) refers to “overcome (with fever)”, according to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā, belonging to the Pāñcarātra tradition which deals with theology, rituals, iconography, narrative mythology and others.—Accordingly, “If a King, a minister or a common person is overcome with fever (jvara-abhibhūta). [...]”.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Abhibhuta in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Abhibhūta (अभिभूत) refers to “being overcome (with greed and the like)”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “Those who are overcome (abhibhūta) with greed and the like do what is forbidden. The goddesses take away from him whatever they have uttered before. Then the goddesses take away from the one who has transgressed Śiva's pledge (whatever) other accomplishment (he may have achieved). The Siddhas of the Śrīsamaya and the rest, who are in the maṇḍala have been mentioned in due order”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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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

[«previous next»] — Abhibhuta in Pali glossary
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

[«previous next»] — Abhibhuta in Marathi glossary
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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Abhibhuta in Sanskrit glossary
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.

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

Abhibhūta (अभिभूत):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-taḥ-tā-tam) 1) Overpowered, de-feated, subdued; e. g. Bhaṭṭik.: daityābhibhūtasya yuvāmavoḍhaṃ magnasya dorbhirbhuvanasya bhāram.

2) Overcome with, aggrieved by; e. g. Mahābh. Vanap.: hṛcchayenābhibhūtātmā bhīmasenamakāmayat; or Suśruta: tamobhibhūte tasmiṃstu nidrā viśati dehinām; or pittābhibhūte srehe &c.; or pitṛgrahābhibhūtaḥ.

3) Made latent; (compare abhibhava 2.); e. g. Gauḍapāda on the Sāṅkhyakār.: yadā sattvena rajastamasī abhibhūte tadā &c.; or tamasābhibhūte sattvarajasī &c.

4) Humiliated, humbled, surpassed; e. g. Bhaṭṭik.: tapovanaṃ prādhyayanābhibhūtasamuccaraccārupatatriśiñjam.

5) Confused, bewildered, perplexed; Jatādhara (E. I. H. 217): itikartavyatāmūḍhe vihastavyākulāvubhau . abhibhūtobhimāyaśca vikrūro (? Rādhāk.: viklavo) vihvalo pi ca. E. bhū with abhi, kṛt aff. kta.

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

Abhibhūta (अभिभूत):—[abhi-bhūta] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Humbled; defeated; ignorant.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Abhibhūta (अभिभूत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Abhibhūya.

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Abhibhuta in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Abhibhūta (अभिभूत) [Also spelled abhibhut]:—(a) overwhelmed; overpowered; overawed.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Abhibhuta in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Abhibhūta (ಅಭಿಭೂತ):—

1) [adjective] overpowered; defeated; given way to; submitted; succumbed.

2) [adjective] addicted to.

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Abhibhūta (ಅಭಿಭೂತ):—

1) [noun] a man is defeated.

2) [noun] a man who is humiliated.

3) [noun] a man in distress.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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