Abhidheya: 17 definitions


Abhidheya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Abhidhey.

In Hinduism

Mīmāṃsā (school of philosophy)

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Source: Srimatham: Mīmāṃsa: The Study of Hindu Exegesis

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

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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.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of 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.

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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.

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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Abhidheya (अभिधेय) refers to:—Means of attainment; process. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Abhidheya (अभिधेय) refers to “(that which is) to be spoken of”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “If it is exceedingly desired to avoid descending into hell or solely to obtain the great power of the lord of the 30 gods, if the ultimate aim of a man is desirable (prārthanīya), then, pray, what else is to be spoken of (abhidheya)? You must perform the doctrine. [Thus ends the reflection on] the doctrine”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Abhidheya in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical 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) Kirātārjunīya 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhidheya (अभिधेय).—n.

(-yaṃ) 1. A name or appellation. 2. A significant word. mfn.

(-yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) To be named or mentioned. E. abhi before dhā, and yat aff.

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

Abhidheya (अभिधेय).—[adjective] to be named or expressed; [neuter] meaning, signification.

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

1) Abhidheya (अभिधेय):—[=abhi-dheya] [from abhi-dhā] mfn. to be named or mentioned

2) [v.s. ...] to be expressed, to be spoken of [Pāṇini 3-3, 51 [Scholiast or Commentator]] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] being, spoken of, being expressed, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] n. signification, meaning

5) [v.s. ...] ‘that which is expressed or referred to’, the substantive.

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

Abhidheya (अभिधेय):—[tatpurusha compound] 1. m. f. n.

(-yaḥ-yā-yam) To be named, to be expressed; comp. abhidhātavya and abhidhānīya. 2. n.

(-yam) Meaning, sense, signification; e. g. in a Vārtt. to Pāṇ.: anyatrābhidheyasyānityatvācchandobrāhmaṇānāṃ tadviṣayavacanam (Kaiyy.: abhidheyasyeti . proktalakṣaṇasyārthasyānityatvāditi); or Jayamang. on Pāṇ. Iii. 3. 113.: kṛtyalyuṭo bahulamiti bahulavacanādanyepi kṛtaḥ prāptamapi svābhidheyaṃ vyabhicaranti; or Bharatas. in the comm. on the Bhaṭṭik.: tulyaśrutīnāṃ bhinnānāmabhidheyaiḥ parasparam . varṇānāṃ yaḥ punarvādo yamakaṃ tannirucyate; or Sāhityad.: vivakṣitābhidheyopi dvibhedaḥ prathamaṃ mataḥ (scil. dhvaniḥ); or Mitākṣ.: nirarthaṃ abhidheyarahitaṃ kacaṭatapaṃ jaḍadavamityādi. E. dhā with abhi, kṛtya aff. yat.

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

Abhidheya (अभिधेय):—[abhi-dheya] (yaṃ) 1. n. Name, appellation; significant word.

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

Abhidheya (अभिधेय) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Abhidhejja, Abhidheya, Abhihea.

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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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Abhidheya (अभिधेय) [Also spelled abhidhey]:—(nm) literal meaning.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Abhidheya (अभिधेय) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Abhidheya.

Abhidheya has the following synonyms: Abhidhejja.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Abhidhēya (ಅಭಿಧೇಯ):—

1) [noun] that which has name.

2) [noun] literal power or sense of a word.

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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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