Abhiru, Abhīru: 12 definitions



Abhiru means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Abhīru (अभीरु).—A Rājarṣi who was born of the sixth Kālakeya. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 67, Verse 53).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Abhīru (अभीरु) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.61.51) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Abhīru) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

abhīru : (adj.) fearless; brave.

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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

Abhīru (अभीरु).—a. (ruḥ, -rū f.)

1) Fearless.

2) Unterrific, harmless.

-ruḥ 1 Name of Śiva or Bhairava.

2) Name of a prince in the Mb.

-ruḥ f.

-abhīrupatrī Name of a plant (Mar. śatāvarī) Asparagus Racemosus.

-ru n. A place of battle.

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

Abhīru (अभीरु).—mfn. (-ruḥ-ruḥ-ru) Fearless, undaunted. m.

(-ruḥ) A name of Bhairava. f.

(-ruḥ) A plant, (Asparagus recemosus.) See śatamūlī. E. a neg. bhīru timid: as applied to the plant, not fearful of breaking, from the number of its roots.

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

Abhīru (अभीरु).—1. adj. fearless, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 7, 190. 2. f. , a plant, Asparagus racemosa, [Suśruta] 2, 223, 10.

Abhīru is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and bhīru (भीरु).

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

Abhīru (अभीरु).—[adjective] fearless or harmless.

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Abhiru (अभिरु).—& ā roar etc. (at or against).

Abhiru is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms abhi and ru (रु).

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

1) Abhiru (अभिरु):—[=abhi-ru] -√1. ru -rauti ([varia lectio] -rebhati) to roar or howl towards ([accusative]), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa];—(Imper. 2. sg. -ruva), [Atharva-veda v, 20, 3.]

2) Abhīru (अभीरु):—[=a-bhīru] [from a-bhī] a mfn. (m. [accusative] rvam, 4; [nominative case] [plural] ravas) fearless, [Ṛg-veda; Manu-smṛti vii, 190]

3) [v.s. ...] not terrific ([nominative case] [plural] f. ravas), [Ṛg-veda viii, 46, 7]

4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a prince, [Mahābhārata i, 2689]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of Bhairava or Śiva

6) [v.s. ...] f. (us) ([cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) or (ū) ([Suśruta]) the plant Asparagus Racemosus.

7) [=a-bhīru] b etc. See 1. a-bhī.

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

Abhīru (अभीरु):—[tatpurusha compound] 1. m. f. n.

(-ruḥ-ruḥ or rūḥ-ru) Fearless, undaunted; e. g. Ṛgv.: te vāśīmanta iṣmiṇo abhīravo vidre priyasya mārutasya dhāmnaḥ; or Manu: gulmāṃśca sthāpayedāptāṃkṛtasaṃjñāṃsamantataḥ . sthāne yuddhe ca kuśalānabhīrūnavikāriṇaḥ; or Bhaṭṭik.: ahaṃ svapnakprasādena tava vandārubhiḥ saha . abhīruravasaṃ strībhirbhāsvarābhiriheśvara; or in the following specimen of alliteration: bhūribhirbhāribhirbhīrairbhūbhārairabhirebhire . bherīrebhibhirabhrābhairabhīrubhiribhairibhāḥ ‘elephants contended with elephants that were numerous, heavy, terrible, immense, roaring, cloud-like and fearless’ (Yates, Essay on alliteration). 2. m.

(-ruḥ) A (euphemistic) name of Bhairava or Śiva; e. g. abhīrurbhairavo bhīrurbhūtapo yoginīpatiḥ (Vaṭukabhairavastava, as quoted by Rādhāk.). 3. f.

(-ruḥ or rūḥ) The name of a plant (Asparagus racemosus); according to some, a large variety of it. (So called, because its leaves are firm on account of its numerous roots, or on account of their containing always juice; Bhanūj.: sthirapatratvāt; Rāyam.: dūralambitabahumūlatvāt . sadārasālayatvena sthirapatratvāditi tu svāmī; comp. abhīrupatrī); e. g. Suśruta: abhīrūmisisindhūtthavatsakośīrapadmakaiḥ…datto vastiḥ suśītalaḥ. E. a neg. and bhīru.

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

Abhīru (अभीरु):—[a-bhīru] (ruḥ-ruḥ-ru or luḥ-luḥ-lu) a. Fearless, undaunted. m. Name of Bhairava. 2. f. Asparagus.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Abhīru (अभीरु):—

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Abhīru (अभीरु):—

4) m. Nomen proprium eines Fürsten [Mahābhārata 1, 2689.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Abhīru (अभीरु):——

1) Adj. — a) furchtlos. — b) nicht furchtbar , harmlos.

2) m. — a) euphem. Beiname Bhairava's. — b) Nomen proprium eines Fürsten. —

3) f. abhīrū(ru) Asparagus racemosus.

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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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