Abhirata: 11 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Abhirata (अभिरत):—Desire, Fond of

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Abhirata (अभिरत) refers to “(one who is) fond of (service)”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 15) (“On the nakṣatras—‘asterisms’”), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Those who are born on the lunar day of Punarvasu will be noted for truthfulness, generosity, cleanliness, respectable descent, personal beauty, sense, fame and wealth; they will also be merchants, dealing in excellent articles, will be fond of service (sevā-abhirata) and will delight in the company of painters and sculptors. [...]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

abhirata : (pp. of abhiramati) fond of; indulging in.

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

Abhirata, (adj.) (-°) (pp. of abhiramati) found of, indulging in, finding delight in A.IV, 224 (nekkhamma°); V, 175 (id.), Sn.86 (nibbāna°), 275 (vihesa°), 276 (kalaha°); J.V, 382 (dāna°); PvA.54 (puññakamma°), 61 (satibhavana°), 105 (dānâdipuñña°). (Page 68)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhirata (अभिरत).—p. p.

1) Glad, delighted, satisfied, (vipravisarjane) अभिरम्यतामिति वदेद् ब्रूयुस्तेभिरताः स्म ह (abhiramyatāmiti vaded brūyustebhiratāḥ sma ha) Y.1.252; रेचितं परिजनेन महीयः केवलाभिरतदम्पति धाम (recitaṃ parijanena mahīyaḥ kevalābhiratadampati dhāma) Śiśupālavadha 1.55,89.

2) Engaged in, devoted or attached to; performing, practising; स्वे स्वे कर्मण्यभिरतः संसिद्धिं लभते नरः (sve sve karmaṇyabhirataḥ saṃsiddhiṃ labhate naraḥ) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 18.45.

3) Attentive to.

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

Abhirata (अभिरत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Pleased or contended with, satisfied. 2. Performing, practicing, engaged in, attentive to. E. abhirama to sport, kta aff.

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

1) Abhirata (अभिरत):—[=abhi-rata] [from abhi-ram] mfn. reposing, [Yājñavalkya i, 251]

2) [v.s. ...] pleased or contented with ([locative case]), satisfied

3) [v.s. ...] engaged in, attentive to ([locative case]), performing, practising.

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

Abhirata (अभिरत):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-taḥ-tā-tam) 1) Pleased, contented with, satisfied; e. g. Anuśasanap. Mahābh.: āśramābhiratā deva tāpasā ye tapodhanāḥ .…karmaṇā kena bhagavanprāpnuvanti mahāphalam; or Jayamang. on the words ākarṇayannutsukahaṃsanādānlakṣye samādhiṃ na dadhe mṛgāvit of the Bhaṭṭik.: tatrābhiratacittakatvāt. Compare also the instance s. v. abhiruta.

2) Engaged in, performing, actively intent on; e. g. Mitākṣ.: …aṣṭācatvāriṃśatsaṃskāraiḥ saṃskṛtastriṣu karmasvabhirataḥ &c.; or Vasiṣṭhasaṃh.: na śabdaśāstrābhiratasya mokṣo na cāpi loke grahaṇe ratasya. E. ram with abhi, kṛt aff. kta.

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

Abhirata (अभिरत):—[abhi-rata] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) par. Pleased.

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

Abhirata (अभिरत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Abhiramiya, Abhiraya.

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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

Abhirata (ಅಭಿರತ):—[adjective] intently interested in; completely absorbed in; devotedly attached to.

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Abhirata (ಅಭಿರತ):—[noun] he who is intently interested, absorbed in or devotedly attached to.

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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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