Abhihara, Abhihāra: 8 definitions


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India history and geogprahy

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 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-English 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) Mb.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: Mv iii.387.18; (gandhamālyādy)abhihāreṇa Jm 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.

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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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