Abhila, Ābhila, Abhīla, Ābhīla: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Ābhila (आभिल).—A mahāratha, and a commander of Bhaṇḍa's army. His riding vehicle was Simha.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 29. 21-2.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhīla (अभील).—

1) A difficulty, distress.

2) A dreadful scene.

Derivable forms: abhīlam (अभीलम्).

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Ābhīla (आभील).—a. [ābhiyaṃ lāti dadāti lā ka]

1) Fearful, terrible; रात्रौ निशीये त्वाभीले (rātrau niśīye tvābhīle) Mb.3.11.4; आभीलानि प्राणिनः प्रत्यवस्यन् (ābhīlāni prāṇinaḥ pratyavasyan) Śi.18.78.

2) Suffering from.

-lam Injury, physical pain; आभीलं न द्वयोः कृच्छ्रे वाच्यलिङ्गे भयानके (ābhīlaṃ na dvayoḥ kṛcchre vācyaliṅge bhayānake) Medinī.

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

Ābhīla (आभील).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) 1. Formidable, fearful. 2. Suffering pain. n.

(-laṃ) Bodily pain. E. abhi before ila to sleep, ka affix; a is made long.

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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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