Abhigamin, Abhigāmin, Abhigāmī, Abhigami, Abhi-gami: 13 definitions

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Abhigamin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Abhigamin in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Abhigāmin (अभिगामिन्) refers to “one who roams around”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.26 (“Pārvatī-Jaṭila dialogue”).—Accordingly, as Śiva (in guise of a Brahmacārin) said to Pārvatī: “I am an aged Brahmin roaming about as I please [i.e., icchā-abhigāmin]. I am an intelligent ascetic bestowing happiness and helping others. Who are you? What is your parentage? Why do you perform penance in this isolated forest? Your penance cannot be surpassed even by the sages of eminent status. You are neither a small girl nor an old woman. You appear to be an auspicious young woman. How is it that you are performing this penance even when you are unmarried. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Abhigamin in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhigāmin (अभिगामिन्).—a. Approaching, having intercourse with; ऋतुकालाभिगामी स्यात् स्वदारनिरतः सदा (ṛtukālābhigāmī syāt svadāranirataḥ sadā) Ms.3.45; Y.2.282.

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

Abhigāmin (अभिगामिन्).—mfn. (-mī-minī-mi) Approaching. E. abhi, and gāmin who goes.

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

Abhigāmin (अभिगामिन्).—i. e. abhi -gam + in adj., f. , Approaching (for sexual intercourse), [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 45.

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

Abhigāmin (अभिगामिन्).—[adjective] approaching (sexually)

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

Abhigāmin (अभिगामिन्):—[=abhi-gāmin] [from abhi-gam] mfn. having sexual intercourse with (in [compound]), [Manu-smṛti iii, 45; Yājñavalkya ii, 282, etc.]

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

Abhigāmin (अभिगामिन्):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-mī-minī-mi) 1) Approaching, coming near; e. g. Patanjali (on the Vārtt. na tvambhobhigamaḥ): na tvidaṃ bhavati . ambhobhigamo’sya . ambhobhigāmītyeva bhavati.

2) Having sexual intercourse; e. g. Yājnav.: kṣetraveśmavanagrāmavivītakhaladāhakāḥ . rājapatnyabhigāmī ca dagdhavyāstu kaṭāgninā. E. gam with abhi, kṛt aff. ṇini.

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

Abhigāmin (अभिगामिन्):—[abhi-gāmin] (mī-minī-mi) a. Approaching, coming near.

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

Abhigamin (अभिगमिन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Abhigami.

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Abhigamin in German

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Abhigamin in Prakrit glossary
Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Abhigami (अभिगमि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Abhigamin.

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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

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

Abhigāmi (ಅಭಿಗಾಮಿ):—[adjective] approaching; coming or going near; having or showing a tendency to go towards another (as for greeting).

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Abhigāmi (ಅಭಿಗಾಮಿ):—[noun] (masc.) one who goes towards another.

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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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