Abhigrah: 3 definitions


Abhigrah means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhigrah (अभिग्रह्).—(Ved. grabh) 9 U.

1) To take or seize, catch, catch hold of, seize forcibly, attack; रिपुणाभिगृह्य (ripuṇābhigṛhya) Dk.5, 98.13.

2) To accept, take.

3) To receive (as a guest).

4) To fold, lay or bring together (as the hands).

5) To set, show or bring forth (as blossom, fruit &c.). -Caus. To catch or surprise one in the very act, to let oneself be so caught; अर्यवर्यस्य कस्यचिद् गृहे चोरयित्वा रूपाभिग्राहितो बद्धः (aryavaryasya kasyacid gṛhe corayitvā rūpābhigrāhito baddhaḥ) Dk.96.

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

Abhigrah (अभिग्रह्):—[=abhi-√grah] -gṛhṇāti, to take hold of, take up (from the soil), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā] etc.;

—to accept, receive, [Mahābhārata];

—to set (as a blossom), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa];

—to lay together, to fold (the hands) See abhigṛhīta-pāṇi below:—[Causal] -grāhayati, to catch, surprise e.g. rūpābhigrāhita, taken in the very act, [Daśakumāra-carita]

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

Abhigrah (अभिग्रह्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Abhigiṇha, Abhiganha.

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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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