Abhii, Abhīi: 2 definitions

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Abhii means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Abhīi (अभीइ) (Sanskrit Abhīci) is another name for the constellation Abhijit, according to chapter 1.6 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.

Accordingly, “[...] when eighty-nine fortnights of the third spoke in this avasarpiṇī remained, in the forenoon of the thirteenth day of the dark half of Māgha; the constellation Abhīci (or Abhīi) being in conjunction with the moon; seated thus in paryaṅka posture, remaining in coarse body-activity, he suppressed coarse speech- and mind-activity”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Abhii (अभिइ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Abhijit.

2) Abhii (अभिइ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Abhī.

3) Abhīi (अभीइ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Abhijit.

Abhīi has the following synonyms: Abhīji.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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