Abhihara, Abhihāra: 13 definitions


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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

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.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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

abhihāra : (m.) bringing near; offering.

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

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

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.69.37. cf. अभिहारोऽ- भियोगे च चौर्ये संनहनेऽपि च (abhihāro'- bhiyoge ca caurye saṃnahane'pi ca) Nm.

Derivable forms: abhihāraḥ (अभिहारः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Abhihāra (अभिहार).—(m.; to Sanskrit abhiharati; = Pali id., not recorded in this sense in Sanskrit; compare abhisāra), offering, gift, present: Mahāvastu iii.387.18; (gandhamālyādy)abhihāreṇa Jātakamālā 207.17.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhihāra (अभिहार).—m.

(-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: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhihāra (अभिहार).—i. e. abhi-hṛ + a, m. 1. Seizing. 2. Robbing. 3. Attack. 4. Arming.

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

1) Abhihara (अभिहर):—[=abhi-hara] a etc. See abhi-√hṛ.

2) [=abhi-hara] [from abhi-hṛ] b mfn. (ifc.) carrying off, removing, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) Abhihāra (अभिहार):—[=abhi-hāra] [from abhi-hṛ] m. bringing near, [Patañjali] (cf. ābhi-hārika)

4) [v.s. ...] robbing, seizing anything (in the owner’s presence), [Mahābhārata xiii, 3047]

5) [v.s. ...] brisk attack, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] effort, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] arming, taking up arms, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] mingling together, [Caraka etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] offering, sacrifice, [Jātakamālā]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhihāra (अभिहार):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-raḥ) 1) Seizing or robbing any thing in the owner’s presence (Amarak., Jaṭādh.: = abhigrahaṇa; see the following meaning).

2) Robbing or stealing, in general; (Amarak., Med., Hem., Ajayap., Śabdaratnāv. &c.: = caurya; Bharata: abhimukhagrahaṇe sarvato grahaṇe ca); e. g. Śāntip. Mahābh.: ye guptāścaiva durgāśca deśāsteṣu praveśayet . dhanino balamukhyāṃśca sāntvayitvā punaḥ punaḥ . sasyābhihāraṃ kuryācca svayameva narādhipaḥ.

3) Attack, assault (Amarak., Bharata: Med. &c.: = abhiyoga; Rāmāsr.: abhigamyākramaṇamabhiyogaḥ; ‘approaching out of desire to do injury’ apacikīrṣayābhigamyākramaṇam).

4) Strenuous effort, exertion (;accord. to Mathureśās explan. of abhiyoga in the Amarak.: = udyoga; and Hem. nān.: = udyama; for the verse 4. 235. in the latter runs, according to the best Mss. thus: abhihāraḥ saṃnahane caurikodyamayorapi; the last words being in the room of the absurd lesson of the Calc. ed.: …cauryamadyapayorapi, according to which the word would mean instead of ‘exertion’, ‘a wine-drinker!’).

5) Arming, taking up an armour or arms in general (Amarak. &c. &c.: saṃnahana or saṃnāha; Bharata: = saṃnāhagrahaṇam . khaḍgakavacādigrahaṇamityanye).

6) Mingling together, intermixture; e. g. Sāṅkhyakār.: (things may be imperceptible) …saukṣmyādvyavadhānādabhibhavātsamānābhihārācca (Vijnānāch.: samānābhihāraḥ sajātīyasaṃvalanam . yathā māhiṣagavyamiśraṇānmāhiṣatvāgrahaṇāditi). E. hṛ with abhi, kṛt aff. ghañ.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Abhihāra (अभिहार):—[abhi-hāra] (raḥ) 1. m. Robbing; attack; taking up alms.

2) Abhihara (अभिहर):—[abhi-hara] (raḥ-rā-raṃ) a. Removing, destroying.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Abhihāra (ಅಭಿಹಾರ):—

1) [noun] the carrying away of another’s property by force; the act of plundering; robbery.

2) [noun] an attack; a hostile offensive action; onslaught.

3) [noun] a preparation for a war or attack; arming oneself; a taking up of arms.

4) [noun] the act of pushing.

5) [noun] the act of mixing different things together.

6) [noun] a try, esp. a hard try; an attempt; an endeavour; an effort.

7) [noun] the quality of being ruthless; lack of pity or compassion.

8) [noun] a person who often gets drunk; an inebriate; a drunkard.

9) [noun] act of bring close.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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