Abhinava: 20 definitions


Abhinava means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Abhinav.

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In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Source: Journal of the University of Bombay Volume V: Apabhramsa metres (2)

Abhinava (अभिनव) is the name of a metre similair to Rathyāvarṇaka: an Apabhraṃśa metre classified as Dvipadi (metres with two lines in a stanza) discussed in books such as the Chandonuśāsana, Kavidarpaṇa, Vṛttajātisamuccaya and Svayambhūchandas.—Rathyāvarṇaka has 37 mātrās in each of their two lines, formed with 1 ṣaṇmātra, 7 caturmātras, and 1 trimātra at the end, with the yati after the 12th and the 20th mātrās. Rathyāvarṇaka itself is called Carcarī, when its yati is shifted to the 14th and the 22nd, and it is called Abhinava when the same is shifted to the 16th and the 24th mātrās.

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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Abhinava (अभिनव) refers to “very young”, according to the Vāruṇī Pūjā [i.e., Varuni Worship] ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Immersed in the heat of a flaming fire impelled by wind, seed syllables etc., a very young (abhinava), bright colored, beautiful liquid, widely diffused, settled down, born of a Hūṃ, becoming pure liquefied immortality, becoming divine like Pātāla, with seven milky oceans, attract to one's self the five ambrosias”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Abhinava.—(EI 5; IA 18), name of a tax; cf. abhinava-mārga- ṇaka-prabhṛti-sarv-ādāyair = upetaḥ, epithet of the gift village. It may also mean ‘new’ and the reference may be to the new mārgaṇaka tax. See abhinava-mārgaṇaka. Note: abhinava is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

abhinava : (adj.) new; fresh.

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

Abhinava, (adj.) (abhi + nava) quite young, new or fresh Vin.III, 337; J.II, 143 (devaputta), 435 (so read for accuṇha in explanation of paccaggha; v.v. ll. abbhuṇha & abhiṇha); ThA.201 (°yobbana = abhiyobbana); PvA.40 (°saṇṭhāna), 87 (= paccaggha) 155. (Page 65)

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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

abhinava (अभिनव).—a S New. 2 Strange, surprising, marvelous. Ex. avatāra ṭhēva a0 pai ||

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

abhinava (अभिनव).—a New. Strange, marvellous.

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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

Abhinava (अभिनव).—a. [ādhikyena navaḥ, bhṛśārthe abhiratra]

1) (a) Quite new or fresh (in all senses); पदपङ्क्तिर्दृश्यतेऽभिनवा (padapaṅktirdṛśyate'bhinavā) Ś3.7;5.1; °कण्ठशोणित (kaṇṭhaśoṇita) 6.27; Meghadūta 1; R.9.29; °वा वधूः (vā vadhūḥ) K.2 newly married. (b) Quite young or fresh, blooming, youthful (as body, age &c.); वपुर- भिनवमस्याः पुष्यति स्वां न शोभाम् (vapura- bhinavamasyāḥ puṣyati svāṃ na śobhām) Ś.1.19; Uttararāmacarita 5.12; the younger; °शाकटायनः (śākaṭāyanaḥ); °भोजः (bhojaḥ) &c. (c) Fresh, recent.

2) Very young, not having experience.

-vaḥ [abhinu ap] Praise to win over, flattery.

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

Abhinava (अभिनव).—mfn.

(-vaḥ-vā-vaṃ) 1. New. 2. Young. E. abhi before nava new.

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

Abhinava (अभिनव).—[abhi-nava], adj., f. , Quite new, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 1. 2. Fresh, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 14.

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

Abhinava (अभिनव).—[adjective] quite new or fresh; abhinava++yauvana & abhinavavayaska [adjective] of tender youth, very young.

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

1) Abhinava (अभिनव):—[=abhi-nava] mf(ā)n. quite new or young, very young, fresh

2) [v.s. ...] modern (cf. -kālidāsa and -śākaṭāyana below)

3) [v.s. ...] Name of two men, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

4) [v.s. ...] not having experience, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Abhinava (अभिनव):—[tatpurusha compound] 1. m. f. n.

(-vaḥ-vā-vam) 1) New; e. g. Mitākṣara: abhinavāni tu vastrāṇi vibhājyānyeva.

2) Recent, fresh, young; e. g. Amarak.: aṅkurobhinavodbhidi; or Hemach.: aṅkuro…bhinavodgame; or the same: pravālo… bhinavapallave; or Jayam. (in the comm. on the Bhaṭṭik.): abhinavāṃ phalaśriyaṃ…vitatāna; or Bharatas. (in the same): abhinavānāṃ madhūkapuṣpāṇāṃ saṃbhavaḥ. Comp. abhinavaśākaṭāyana.

3) Unexperienced, a beginner; e. g. Kāśikā (explaining the instance prathamavaiyākaraṇaḥ) abhinavavaiyākaraṇaḥ . saṃprati vyākaraṇamadhyetuṃ pravṛtta ityarthaḥ. [

4) Strange, surprising, marvellous (Molesworth).] 2. m.

(-vaḥ) The proper name of two soldiers mentioned in the Rājataraṅgiṇī; kośādhikārī trailokyarājanāmā hato raṇe . kappāmattakadhātreyo vīropyabhinavābhidhaḥ; and: śamālā ḍāmaraṃ ghnantaṃ prāsairabhinavābhidham . śālāsthale vyadhāt. E. abhi and nava.

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

Abhinava (अभिनव):—[abhi-nava] (vaḥ-vā-vaṃ) a. New.

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

Abhinava (अभिनव) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Abhiṇava, Ahiṇava.

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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

Abhinava (अभिनव) [Also spelled abhinav]:—(a) novel, new; recent.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Abhiṇava (अभिणव) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Abhinava.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Abhinava (ಅಭಿನವ):—[adjective] new; recently grown, made or came into existence.

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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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