Abhidhyana, Abhidhyāna: 9 definitions

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhidhyāna (अभिध्यान).—

1) Desiring or longing for, coveting; a wish or desire; परद्रव्येष्वभिध्यानम् (paradravyeṣvabhidhyānam) Ms.12.5.

2) Meditation, profound thought.

3) Anxiety; अभिध्याऽप्रख्यता चैव सर्वं लोभात्प्रवर्तते (abhidhyā'prakhyatā caiva sarvaṃ lobhātpravartate) Mb.12.158.5.

4) Censure, reviling; सोऽभिध्यानाद् ब्राह्मणस्य पराभूयादसंशयम् (so'bhidhyānād brāhmaṇasya parābhūyādasaṃśayam) Mb.12.327.51.

Derivable forms: abhidhyānam (अभिध्यानम्).

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

Abhidhyāna (अभिध्यान).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Coveting, desiring, longing for. 2. Meditation, profound thought. E. abhi before dhyai to think of, lyuṭ affix, or dhyāna contemplation.

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

Abhidhyāna (अभिध्यान).—i. e. abhi dhyai + ana, n. Desire, covetousness, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 12, 5.

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

Abhidhyāna (अभिध्यान).—[neuter] thinking of ([genetive]), longing for, coveting ([locative]).

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

1) Abhidhyāna (अभिध्यान):—[=abhi-dhyāna] [from abhi-dhyai] n. desiring, longing for ([locative case]), [Manu-smṛti xii, 5, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] meditation, [Upaniṣad]

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

Abhidhyāna (अभिध्यान):—[tatpurusha compound] n.

(-nam) Desire, wish; e. g. Vedānta Sūtra: tadabhidhyānādeva tu talliṅgātsaḥ; or parābhidhyānāttu tirohitaṃ tato hyasya bandhaviparyayau; or Kullūka: sa paramātmā nānāvidhāḥ prajāḥ sisṛkṣurabhidhyāya . āpo jāyantāmityabhidhyānamātreṇa apa eva sasarja; or Śaṅkara (on the Ved. S. netaronupapatteḥ): ānandamayaṃ hi prakṛtya śrūyate . sokāmayata vahu syāṃ prajāyeyeti . sa tapotapyata sa tapastaptvā idaṃ sarvamasṛjata yadidaṃ kiṃ ceti . tatra prākśarīrādyutpatterabhidhyānaṃ sṛjyamānānāṃ vikārāṇāṃ sraṣṭuravyatirekaḥ &c. (Govindān.: abhidhyānaṃ kāmanā). See abhidhyā 1. E. dhyai with abhi, kṛt aff. lyuṭ.

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

Abhidhyāna (अभिध्यान):—[abhi-dhyāna] (naṃ) 1. n. Coveting another’s property; meditation.

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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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