Abhihara, aka: Abhihāra; 5 Definition(s)


Abhihara 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

Abhihara in Pali glossary... « previous · [A] · next »

abhihāra : (m.) bringing near; offering.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Abhihāra, (fr. abhiharati) bringing, offering, gift S.I, 82; Sn.710; J.I, 81 (āsanâ). (Page 72)

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

Abhihara in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [A] · next »

Abhihara (अभिहर).—Carrying off, removing.

Derivable forms: abhiharaḥ (अभिहरः).

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Abhihāra (अभिहार).—

1) Carrying away, robbing, stealing.

2) An attack, assault.

3) Arming oneself, taking up arms.

4) Mingling together, mixture.

5) An effort.

6) A drunkard; drinker of smoking drinks.

7) Bringing near; तस्याभिहारं कुर्याच्च (tasyābhihāraṃ kuryācca) Mb.12.69.37. cf. अभिहारोऽ- भियोगे च चौर्ये संनहनेऽपि च (abhihāro'- bhiyoge ca caurye saṃnahane'pi ca) Nm.

Derivable forms: abhihāraḥ (अभिहारः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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