Abhimati, Abhimāti: 10 definitions


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In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Abhimati (अभिमति, “concent”) refers to one of the sixteen phases leading to the perception of any object (meya), according to Abhinavagupta’s Mālinīvijayavārtika:—[...] The sixteen phases [i.e., concent (abhimati) ...] leading to the perception of any object, if correctly and fully experienced, culminate in the liberated condition of the sixteenth phase, which is equated with the sixteenth energy of the Moon. [...] To the degree in which objectivity (meyamaya) is made manifest in this way, sixteen-fold, that is said to be the Moon of consciousness (vijñāna) considered to be the basic state (sthiti) of the sixteen energies.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhimati (अभिमति).—f.

1) Desire.

2) Pride; न विक्रिया विश्वसुहृत्सखस्य साम्येन वीताभिमतेस्तवापि (na vikriyā viśvasuhṛtsakhasya sāmyena vītābhimatestavāpi) Bhāgavata 5.1.25.

3) Respect, regard, see अभिमान (abhimāna) below.

Derivable forms: abhimatiḥ (अभिमतिः).

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Abhimāti (अभिमाति).—a. [me kartari ktin na ittvam]

1) Insidious; स हि ष्मा विश्वचर्षणिरभिमाति सहो दधे (sa hi ṣmā viśvacarṣaṇirabhimāti saho dadhe) Ṛgveda 5.23.4.

2) Striving or seeking to injure, inimical.

-tiḥ f.

1) Seeking to injure, hurting, plotting against.

2) An enemy, a foe.

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

Abhimāti (अभिमाति).—m.

(-tiḥ) An enemy. E. abhi against, and to measure, ktin aff.

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

Abhimāti (अभिमाति).—[feminine] plot, hostility; plotter, adversary, enemy.

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

1) Abhimati (अभिमति):—[=abhi-mati] [from abhi-man] f. self reference, referring all objects to self (as the act of Ahaṃkāra or personality), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) Abhimāti (अभिमाति):—[=abhi-māti] [from abhi-man] a mfn. insidious, [Ṛg-veda v, 23, 4 and x, 18, 9]

3) [v.s. ...] f. striving to injure, [Ṛg-veda]

4) [v.s. ...] an enemy, foe, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

5) [=abhi-māti] b See abhi-√man.

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

Abhimāti (अभिमाति):—I. [tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-tiḥ-tiḥ-ti) (ved.) Doing injury, hurting, offensive, inimical; e. g. Ṛgv.: sa hi ṣmā viśvacarṣaṇirabhimāti saho dadhe (Sāyaṇa: abhimāti śatrūṇāṃ hiṃsakam). E. man (cl. 4) with abhi, kṛt aff. ktin. Ii. [tatpurusha compound] or [bahuvrihi compound] f. m.

(-tiḥ-tiḥ) (ved.) A wicked man, a foe, an enemy; e. g. Ṛgv.: na yaṃ dipsanti dipsavo na druhvāṇo janānām . na devamabhimātayaḥ (Sāyaṇa: abhimātayaḥ pāpmānaḥ . pāpmā vā abhimātiriti śrutyantarāt); or Ṛgv. or Vājas.: agne sahasva pṛtanā abhimātīrapāsya (Sāyaṇa: abhimātīrarātīn…abhito mānaṃ yeṣāṃ ta iti bahuvrīhau pūrvapadaprakṛtisvaratvam—cf. Pāṇ. Vi. 2. 1.—; Mahīdh.: strītvamārṣam . abhimatīñchatrūn); or Ṛgv. or Sāmav.: mā na starabhimātaye (Sāyaṇa: abhimanyata ityabhimātiḥ śatruḥ). Comp. abhimātin. E. man (cl. 4), with abhi, kṛt aff. ktin, or ([bahuvrihi compound]) abhi and māti (mā, kṛt aff. ktin); the latter Etym., according to Sāyaṇa, but less probable than the former alluded to equally by this comm., since the accent of the word—udātta on the second syllable—would follow not less from Pāṇ. Vi. 2. 2. than from Vi. 2. 50.; the use of the word in the femin. is considered by Mahīdh., in the given quotation, as a vaidik archaism, but it is probably more correct to assume that the word was originally a fem., meaning injury, hostility, and became as such afterwards personified as a masc. in the sense enemy; comp. abhikṣadā, abhibhūti &c.

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

Abhimāti (अभिमाति):—[abhi-māti] (tiḥ) 2. m. An enemy.

[Sanskrit to German]

Abhimati in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Abhimati (ಅಭಿಮತಿ):—

1) [noun] a desire; longing; craving.

2) [noun] pride a) an unduly high opinion of oneself; exaggerated self-esteem; conceit b) haughty behaviour resulting from this; arrogance.

3) [noun] respect, regard; esteem.

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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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