Abhighata, Abhighāta, Abhīghāta: 5 definitions


Abhighata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India. 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

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Abhighāta (अभिघात).—Depression or sinking of the voice as required for the utterance of a circumflex vowel.

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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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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Abhighāta.—(LP), an injury. Note: abhighāta is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

abhighāta : (m.) 1. impact; contact; 2. killing.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Abhighāta, (Sk. abhighāta, abhi + ghāta) (a) striking, slaying, killing PvA.58 (daṇḍa°), 283 (sakkhara°). ‹-› (b) impact, contact DhsA.312 (rūpa° etc.). (Page 62)

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhighāta (अभिघात).—&c. See under अभिहन् (abhihan).

See also (synonyms): abhighātaka, abhighātakin.

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Abhighāta (अभिघात).—1 Striking, (fig. also); beating, smiting, attack, injury, hurt; तटाभिघातादिव लग्नपङ्के (taṭābhighātādiva lagnapaṅke) Ku.7.49; शीतातपाभिघातान् (śītātapābhighātān) Ms.12.77 attacks of heat and cold; so दुःख°, शोक° (duḥkha°, śoka°) &c.

2) (In Vaiśeṣika Phil.) Striking against (such as gives rise to sounds &c.), regarded as a kind of संयोग (saṃyoga).

3) Striking back, driving or warding off.

4) Extirpation, complete destruction or removal; दुःखत्रयाभिघाताज्विज्ञासा तदभिघातके हेतौ (duḥkhatrayābhighātājvijñāsā tadabhighātake hetau) Sāṅ. K.1.

5) Abrupt or vehement articulation of words (as of Vedic texts); sudden shock.

-tam 1 The combination of the 4th letter of any class with the first or third letter of that class; of the second with the first; and of the third with the second letter of any class; अभिघातं स्यात्पूर्वं वैदद्वित्र्यादिवर्णाश्चेत् । नववर्गाणां नवतो धरणीचन्द्रद्विरामाद्याः (abhighātaṃ syātpūrvaṃ vaidadvitryādivarṇāścet | navavargāṇāṃ navato dharaṇīcandradvirāmādyāḥ) Śabdak.

2) A harsh pronunciation caused by the neglect of Sandhi rules.

Derivable forms: abhighātaḥ (अभिघातः).

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Abhīghāta (अभीघात).—= अभिघात (abhighāta) q. v.

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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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