Abhinanda, Abhinamda: 13 definitions


Abhinanda 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.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Abhinanda in Kavya glossary
Source: Shodhganga: A critical appreciation of soddhalas udayasundarikatha

Abhinanda (अभिनन्द).—Soḍḍhala in his work menticna Abhinanda in several places. He says that his patron was Hāravarṣa Yuvarāja. Abhinanda himself also mentions the same in his Rāmacarita. Soḍḍhala puts him along with well-known authors like Vākpatirāja, Kālidāsa and Bāṇa. He is referred to as the lord of the speech, Vāgīśvara.

His Rāmacarita is a charming piece of composition in the form of a Mahākāvya. Thirty six cantos of the work undoubtedly belong to Abhinanda and the last four, as the colophon of the 40th canto shows, seem to be added by Bhīmakavi. The anthologies, Kavīndravacanasamuccaya, Sadūktikarṇāmṛta, Sūktimuktāvali and Śārṅgadharapaddhati quote profusely from the works of Abhinanda.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Abhinanda (अभिनन्द) is the name of an author of works dealing with prosodoy (chandas or chandaśśāstra) quoted by Kṣemendra (11th century) in his Suvṛttatilaka. The Suvṛttatilaka is a monumental work of Sanskrit prosody in which the author discusses 27 popular metres which were used frequently by the poets (e.g., Abhinanda).

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Abhinanda in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhinanda (अभिनन्द).—a. That which delights, encourages, praises &c.

-ndaḥ 1 Rejoicing, delighting, joy, delight. Bṛ. Up. 6.2.13.

2) Praising, applauding, approving, greeting, congratulating.

3) Wish, desire.

4) Encouraging, inciting to action.

5) Very little happiness (sukhalava).

6) An epithet of परमात्मन् (paramātman) the Supreme Being.

7) Name of a commentator on the अमरकोश (amarakośa).

8) Name of the author of the योगवासिष्ठसार (yogavāsiṣṭhasāra).

-ndā Delight; wish, desire.

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

Abhinandā (अभिनन्दा).—f.

(-ndā) Wish, expectation. E. abhi and nadi to please, affix ac and ṭāp.

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

Abhinanda (अभिनन्द).—[abhi-nand + a], m., or f. , Wish, desire.

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

Abhinanda (अभिनन्द).—[masculine] voluptuousness, desire.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Abhinanda (अभिनन्द) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—abhinanda, called also Gauḍābhinanda, son of Bhaṭṭa Jayanta (Vṛttikāra), son of Kānta, son of Kalyāṇasvāmin, son of Śaktisvāmin (minister of Muktāpīḍa Karkoṭavaṃśaja), son of Mitra, son of Śakti, a Gauḍa. He is quoted by Kṣemendra in Suvṛttatilaka 3, 16. 29. Śp. p. 4. 6. 27. [Sūktikarṇāmṛta by Śrīdharadāsa] Dhvanyālokalocana, Ujjvaladatta, and others. In a stanza of his [Sūktikarṇāmṛta by Śrīdharadāsa] 3, 52 he praises Rājaśekhara as a contemporary. In another stanza [Sūktikarṇāmṛta by Śrīdharadāsa] V, 129 he mentions Bhavabhūti, Bāṇa, Kamalāyudha, Keśaṭa, Vākpatirāja: Kādambarīkathāsāra. B. 2, 128. Np. I, 56. Bühler 541. Yogavāsiṣṭhasāra. W. p. 191. Hall. p. 121. P. 22. Poona. 607. Mokṣopāyasāra. P. 10.

2) Abhinanda (अभिनन्द):—abhinanda, son of Śatānanda: Rāmacarita mahākāvya. B. 2, 102. Bik. 226. Bühler 540.

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

1) Abhinanda (अभिनन्द):—[=abhi-nanda] [from abhi-nand] m. the delight, pleasure (of sensuality), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xiv; Chāndogya-upaniṣad]

2) [v.s. ...] wish, desire for (ifc.), [Suśruta]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of the first month

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a commentator on the Amara-koṣa

5) [v.s. ...] Name of the author of the Yoga-vāsiṣṭhasāra

6) Abhinandā (अभिनन्दा):—[=abhi-nandā] [from abhi-nanda > abhi-nand] f. delight, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] wish, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Abhinanda (अभिनन्द):—[tatpurusha compound] 1. m.

(-ndaḥ) A proper name of: [a.]) a com-mentary or a commentator on the Amarakosha; [b.]) the author of a compendium of the Yogavaśiṣṭha. 2. f.

(-ndā) 1) A sensation of pleasure, a sensation of voluptuousness; e. g. Śatapath. or Bṛhadār.-Up.: yoṣā vā agnirgautama tasyā upastha eva samillomāni dhūmo yonirarciryadantaḥ karoti teṅgārā abhinandā viṣphuliṅgāḥ (Bṛh.: visphuliṅgāḥ); Dwivedaganga or Śaṅkara: abhinandāḥ = sukhalavāḥ.

2) Wish, desire; e. g. Suśruta: dāhaprapākau śiśirābhinandā dhūmāyanaṃ…pittābhipanne nayane bhavanti . uṣṇābhinandā gurutākṣiśophaḥ kaṇḍūpadehau sitatātiśaityam &c. [It might be possible to look in these instances upon the word as upon a plural of a masc. abhinanda; but in the quoted passage from Suśruta it is more natural to take it as the singul. of a femin., as has been done by a modern Paṇdit who explains: abhinandā icchā . yathā . annābhinandā.] E. nand with abhi, kṛt aff. ac; in the fem. perhaps, kṛt aff. a (comp. Pāṇ. Iii. 3. 103.).

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

Abhinandā (अभिनन्दा):—[abhi-nandā] (ndā) 1. f. Pleasure.

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Abhinanda 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Abhinanda in Prakrit glossary
Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Abhiṇaṃda (अभिणंद) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Adhinand.

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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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