Abhimata: 14 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Abhimat.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Abhimata (अभिमत) refers to “(that which is) reckoned (to be)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “That (i.e. meditation) is reckoned to be of three kinds (abhimatatridhaivābhimataṃ) by some who have a liking for conciseness from the [Jain] canon which ascertains the nature of the self because the intention of living beings is of three kinds. Now the three— In that regard, it is said that the first is auspicious intention, its opposite is inauspicious intention [and] the third is called pure intention”.

Synonyms: Abhīṣṭha, Vāñchita.

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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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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

abhimata : (pp. of abhimaññati) intended; wished for.

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

Abhimata, (adj.) (BSk. abhimata, e. g. Jtm 211; pp. of abhimanyate) desired, wished for; agreeable, pleasant C. on Th.1, 91. (Page 67)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

abhimata (अभिमत).—a (S) Approved by; agreeable unto; admitted, accepted.

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abhimata (अभिमत).—n S Approval: also liking.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

abhimata (अभिमत).—a Approved, accepted, admitted, agreeable. Desired, wished, dear, be- loved. Approval, Liking.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhimata (अभिमत).—p. p.

1) Desired, wished, liked, dear, beloved, favourite (person or thing); agreeable, desirable; नास्ति जीवितादन्यदभिमततरमिह जगति सर्वजन्तूनाम् (nāsti jīvitādanyadabhimatataramiha jagati sarvajantūnām) K.35,58; अभिमतफलशंसी चारु पुस्फोर बाहुः (abhimataphalaśaṃsī cāru pusphora bāhuḥ) Bhaṭṭikāvya 1.27; यद्येवमभिमतम् (yadyevamabhimatam) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1 if you like to do so; तयोरभिमतं वद (tayorabhimataṃ vada) Mv.6.21 choose which you will; इक्ष्वाकुवंशोऽभिमतः प्रजानाम् (ikṣvākuvaṃśo'bhimataḥ prajānām) Uttararāmacarita 1.44, Ś.3. 5, Kumārasambhava 3.23, Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.7, Meghadūta 51, Mu.3.4.

2) Agreed or assented to, liked, approved, accepted, admitted; न किल भवतां स्थानं देव्या गृहेऽभिमतं ततः (na kila bhavatāṃ sthānaṃ devyā gṛhe'bhimataṃ tataḥ) Uttararāmacarita 3.32; प्रसिद्ध- माहात्म्याभिमतानामपि कपिलकणभुक्प्रभृतीनाम् (prasiddha- māhātmyābhimatānāmapi kapilakaṇabhukprabhṛtīnām) Ś. B. honoured, respected.

-tam Wish, desire.

-taḥ A beloved person, lover; अभिमतमभितः कृताङ्गभङ्गा (abhimatamabhitaḥ kṛtāṅgabhaṅgā) Śiśupālavadha,1.9.

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

Abhimata (अभिमत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Wished, desired. 2. Agreed, accepted. 3. Admitted, assented to. E. abhi over, mata thought.

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

Abhimata (अभिमत).—[adjective] approved, wished for, dear.

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

1) Abhimata (अभिमत):—[=abhi-mata] [from abhi-man] mfn. longed for, wished, desired

2) [v.s. ...] loved, dear

3) [v.s. ...] allowed, [Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra]

4) [v.s. ...] supposed, imagined

5) [v.s. ...] n. desire, wish.

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

Abhimata (अभिमत):—[tatpurusha compound] I. 1. m. f. n.

(-taḥ-tā-tam) 1) Wished, desired, agreeable; e. g. Rāmāy.: dadāmi yattebhimataṃ kopaṃ mā ca kṛthāḥ priye; or Bhaṭṭik.: abhimataphalaśaṃsī cāru pusphora bāhuḥ; or Iśvarakṛ. on the S.kār.: prāptirabhimataṃ vastu yatra tatrāvasthitaḥ prāpnoti; or Viṣṇu: abhimataguṇasaṃpannastūbhayānumatastvekopi.

2) Agreed, approved, (generally) admitted; e. g. a Vārtt. of the Bhāradvajīyas on Pāṇ.: siddhaṃ tu kulākhyābhyo loke gotrābhimatābhyaḥ; or Śaṅkara on a Ved. S.: prasiddhamāhātmyābhimatānāmapi tīrthakarāṇāṃ kapilakaṇabhukprabhṛtīnāṃ &c.; or Hitop.: tadbhavatu . bhavatobhimatameva; or Kumārila on a Mānava S.: tadayuktam . na hyagnīṣomīyena sahopālambho jaradgavasyābhimataḥ; or Sāṅkhyak.: …nava tuṣṭayobhimatāḥ.

3) Conceived, believed, fancied; e. g. Viśvanātha on the Nyāya S.: asatsu megheṣu na vṛṣṭirityanena sati meghe vṛṣṭiriti tatra ca vṛthyā meghajñānamabhimatam. 2. n.

(-tam) Wish, desire; e. g. Yoga Sūtra: yathābhimatadhyānādvā. E. man with abhi, kṛt aff. kta. Ii. m. f. n.

(-taḥ-tā-tam) Much honoured, much respected; e. g. Anuśasanap. Mahābh.: abhimatajanavatsalā hi gaṅgā jagati yunakti sukhaiśca bhaktimantam. E. abhi and mata.

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

Abhimata (अभिमत):—[abhi-mata] (taṃ) 1. n. Will. a. Wished.

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

Abhimata (अभिमत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Abhimaya, Ahimaya.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Abhimata (अभिमत) [Also spelled abhimat]:—(a) favourite; desired; (nm) an opinion.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Abhimata (ಅಭಿಮತ):—

1) [adjective] desired; wished; liked.

2) [adjective] opined; thought; supposed.

3) [adjective] accepted; agreed; admitted.

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Abhimata (ಅಭಿಮತ):—

1) [noun] an opinion a) a belief not based on absolute certainty or positive knowledge but on what seems true, valid or probable to one’s own mind; judgment; b) the formal judgment of an expert on a matter in which advice is sought; c) the formal statement by a judge, court referee, etc. of the law bearing on a case.

2) [noun] that which is eagerly desired; liking; a sincere wish.

3) [noun] a respectable man.

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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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