Abhidheya; 4 Definition(s)


Abhidheya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Mīmāṃsā (school of philosophy)

Abhidheya (अभिधेय) refers to one of the four criteria every Tantric or Yogic text must include.—Abhidheya the subject matter of the text.

(Source): Srimatham: Mīmāṃsa: The Study of Hindu Exegesis
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Mimamsa (मीमांसा, mīmāṃsā) refers to one of the six orthodox Hindu schools of philosophy, emphasizing the nature of dharma and the philosophy of language. The literature in this school is also known for its in-depth study of ritual actions and social duties.

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Abhidheya (अभिधेय).—Object or thing denoted by a word; sense of a word; cf. अभि-धेयवल्लिङ्गवचनानि भवन्ति (abhi-dheyavalliṅgavacanāni bhavanti) M. Bh. on II.2.29.

(Source): Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

abhidhēya (अभिधेय).—p S Named, specified, signified, pointed out, mentioned.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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.

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhidheya (अभिधेय).—pot. p. To be named, mentioned, expressed &c.; वागेव मे नाभिधेयविषयमवतरति त्रपया (vāgeva me nābhidheyaviṣayamavatarati trapayā) K.151 words refuse, through shame, to express what I have to say.

2) Nameable, as a category or predicament (in logic); अभिधेयाः पदार्थाः, अभिधेयत्वं पदार्थसामान्यलक्षणम् (abhidheyāḥ padārthāḥ, abhidheyatvaṃ padārthasāmānyalakṣaṇam).

-yam 1 Signification, meaning, sense, import; P.I.1.34 Sk.; स्तुवन्ति गुर्वीमभिधेयसंपदम् (stuvanti gurvīmabhidheyasaṃpadam) Ki.14.5.

2) A substance;

3) The subject-matter; इहाभिधेयं सप्रयोजनम् (ihābhidheyaṃ saprayojanam) K. P.1; इति प्रयोजनाभिधेयसंबन्धाः (iti prayojanābhidheyasaṃbandhāḥ) Mugdha.

4) The primary or literal sense of a word (= abhidhā); अभिधेयाविनाभूत- प्रतीतिर्लक्षणोच्यते (abhidheyāvinābhūta- pratītirlakṣaṇocyate) K. P.2.

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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