Abhimaya, Abhimāya: 8 definitions


Abhimaya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhimāya (अभिमाय).—a. [abhigato māyāmavidyām] Bewildered (itikartavyatāmūḍha); ignorant, foolish.

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

Abhimāya (अभिमाय).—mfn.

(-yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) 1. Subdued, reduced, broken or worn down. 2. Stupid, ignorant. E. abhi before māyā ignorance, illusion.

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

Abhimāya (अभिमाय):—[=abhi-māya] mfn. ([from] māyā), perplexed, confused, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Abhimāya (अभिमाय):—[bahuvrihi compound] m. f. n.

(-yaḥ-yā-yam) Confused, perplexed, bewildered; see the quotation s. v. abhibhūta. E. abhi and māyā.

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

Abhimāya (अभिमाय):—[abhi-māya] (yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) a. Subdued; broken down; stupid.

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Abhimaya in German

context information

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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Abhimaya (अभिमय) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Abhimata.

context information

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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