Abhimana, aka: Abhimāna, Abhīmāna; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


Abhimāna (अभिमान).—(Rudra) entered Ātman (ahaṅkāra) of virāṭ puruṣa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 6. 25.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Pali-English dictionary

abhimāna : (m.) self-respect.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Abhimana, (adj.) (abhi + mano, BSk. abhimana, e. g. M Vastu III, 259) having one’s mind turned on, thinking of or on (c. Acc.) Th.1, 1122; J.VI, 451. (Page 68)

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

Marathi-English dictionary

abhimāna (अभिमान).—m (S) Pride, haughtiness, conceit, opinionativeness. v bāḷaga, bhōga, vāha. 2 Conscious feeling towards; apprehension or view of as self, or as belonging to or connected with self; maintaining or holding with engagedness of heart and soul. v dhara, bāḷaga. Ex. dēhābhimāna or dēhācā a0 jīvātmā dharitō. In this sense many elegant and expressive compounds are formed; but, as the number is indefinite and the variation but slight, they cannot be inserted in alphabetical order: still, that the method of combination may be seen, and the ability to combine be acquired, the following few examples are introduced and explained. adhikārābhimāna Pride of office; kulā- bhimāna Pride of birth or family; jātyabhimāna Pride of caste; dēśābhimāna Glorying in or zeal for one's country; national pride, patriotic ardor, patriotism; bhaktābhimāna, dāsābhimāna, putrābhimāna &c. Warmly espousing or making personal the cause of a worshiper, a servant, a son &c.; matā- bhimāna Fond maintenance of one's own notions; opinionativeness. dhanābhimāna, vidyābhimāna, śāstrā- bhimāna &c. 3 Claim laid to; pretensions set up to; profession made of; pride indulged or merit arrogated upon. v dhara, bāḷaga, bhōga, māna, kara, vāha. 4 It corresponds well with our words Honor, proper pride, lofty sense of propriety, noble feeling.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhimāna (अभिमान).—1 Pride (in a good sense), self-respect, honourable or worthy feeling; सदाभिमानैकधना हि मानिनः (sadābhimānaikadhanā hi māninaḥ) Śi.1.67; त्यक्त्वा जातिकुलाभिमानमुचितम् (tyaktvā jātikulābhimānamucitam) Bh.3.5. अभिमानधनस्य गत्वरैः (abhimānadhanasya gatvaraiḥ) Ki.2.19; संकल्पयोनेरभिमानभूतम् (saṃkalpayonerabhimānabhūtam) Ku.3.24.

2) Selfconceit, pride, arrogance, haughtiness, egotism, highopinion of oneself; शिथिल° नाः संवृत्ताः (śithila° nāḥ saṃvṛttāḥ) M.2, Bh.3.46, Bg.16.4.; (atimānaḥ is another reading) °वत् (vat) proud, conceited.

3) Referring all objects to self, the act of अहंकार (ahaṃkāra), personality, misconception (mityājñānam), see अहंकार (ahaṃkāra).

4) Conceit, conception; supposition, belief, opinion; मुनिरस्मि निरागसः कुतो मे भयमित्येष न भूतयेऽभिमानः (munirasmi nirāgasaḥ kuto me bhayamityeṣa na bhūtaye'bhimānaḥ) Ki.13.7.

5) Knowledge, consciousness (buddhi, jñāna); साधारण्याभिमानतः (sādhāraṇyābhimānataḥ) S. D.

6) Affection, love.

7) Desire, wishing for.

8) Laying claim to.

9) Injury, Killing, seeking to injure.

1) A sort of state occasioned by love.

-nam Authority (pramāṇa); ये चरन्त्यभिमानानि सृष्टार्थ- मनुषङ्गिणः (ye carantyabhimānāni sṛṣṭārtha- manuṣaṅgiṇaḥ) Mb.12.168.23.

Derivable forms: abhimānaḥ (अभिमानः).

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Abhīmāna (अभीमान).—= अभिमान (abhimāna) q. v.

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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