Abhihan: 1 definition


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhihan (अभिहन्).—2 P.

1) To strike, smite, beat (fig. also); thump at; अभिहन्ति हन्त कथमेष माधवम् (abhihanti hanta kathameṣa mādhavam) (smaraḥ) Māl.1.39; लोष्टैरभिध्नन्तो नयत (loṣṭairabhidhnanto nayata) U.4; कल्लोलमालाभिहतः पोतः (kallolamālābhihataḥ potaḥ) Dk.7.

2) To hurt, injure, kill, destroy.

3) To drive or beat off, ward off; आलोलपत्राभिहतद्विरेफम् (ālolapatrābhihatadvirepham) (aravindam) R.6.13.

4) To strike or beat (as a drum &c.). ततः शङ्खाश्च भेर्यश्च पणवानकगोमुखाः । सहसैवाभ्यहन्यन्त (tataḥ śaṅkhāśca bheryaśca paṇavānakagomukhāḥ | sahasaivābhyahanyanta) Bg.1.13.

5) To befall, attack; affect, overpower; Dk.6. -Caus. To strike &c.

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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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