Abhihara, aka: Abhihāra; 6 Definition(s)
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India history and geogprahy
Abhihāra.—(CII 1), a reward. Note: abhihāra is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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.
Languages of India and abroad
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
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.
Abhihara (अभिहर).—Carrying off, removing.
Derivable forms: abhiharaḥ (अभिहरः).
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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
Abhihāra (अभिहार).—(m.; to Sanskrit abhiharati; = Pali id., not recorded in this sense in Sanskrit; compare abhisāra), offering, gift, present: Mv iii.387.18; (gandhamālyādy)abhihāreṇa Jm 207.17.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
(-raḥ) 1. Robbing, seizing any thing in the owner’s presence. 2. A brisk attack. 3. Arming, taking up arms. E. abhi before hṛ to take, and ghañ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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