Abhisamsana, Abhisaṃsanā, Abhishamsana: 9 definitions



Abhisamsana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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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Pali-English dictionary

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

Abhisaṃsanā, (f.) (? abhisaṃsati) is doubtful reading at Vv 6410; meaning “neighing” (of horses) VvA.272, 279. (Page 70)

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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

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

abhiśaṃsana (अभिशंसन).—n S Spreading false accusations regarding; calumniating.

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

abhiśaṃsana (अभिशंसन).—n Calumniating, spreading false accusations.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhiśaṃsana (अभिशंसन).—Accusation, charge; (whether true or false); मिथ्या° (mithyā°) Y.2.289; abuse, insult, affront; पंचाशद् ब्राह्मणो दण्ड्यः क्षत्रियस्याभिशंसने (paṃcāśad brāhmaṇo daṇḍyaḥ kṣatriyasyābhiśaṃsane) Ms.8.268.

Derivable forms: abhiśaṃsanam (अभिशंसनम्).

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

Abhiśaṃsana (अभिशंसन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Calumny, abuse, calumniating, abusing. E. abhi reverse, śaṃsa to praise, lyuṭ aff.

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

Abhiśaṃsana (अभिशंसन).—[abhi-śaṃs + ana], n. Slandering [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 268.

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

Abhiśaṃsana (अभिशंसन).—[neuter] defamation, accusation.

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

1) Abhiśaṃsana (अभिशंसन):—[=abhi-śaṃsana] [from abhi-śaṃs] n. accusation

2) [v.s. ...] insult (with [genitive case]), [Manu-smṛti vlii, 268]

3) [v.s. ...] ‘accusation’ ifc. e.g. anṛtābhiśaṃsana ([Gautama-dharma-śāstra]) or mithyābhiśaṃsana ([Yājñavalkya ii, 289]) a false accusation.

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

Abhiśaṃsana (अभिशंसन):—[tatpurusha compound] n.

(-nam) Abusing, blaming, insulting, uttering an accusation whether founded on truth or not; e. g. Manu: pañcāśadbrāhmaṇo daṇḍyaḥ kṣatriyasyābhiśaṃsane; or Vṛhaspati: vipre śatārdhaṃ daṇḍastu kṣatriyasyābhiśaṃsane; or Mit. on Yājnav.: etacca brāhmaṇasyaiva brāhmaṇenābhiśaṃsane kṛte draṣṭavyam . yadā tu brāhmaṇaḥ kṣatriyāderabhiśaṃsanaṃ karoti &c.; or (an accusation not founded on truth) Yājnav.: śataṃ strīdūṣaṇe (if the abuse is founded on truth) dadyāddve tu mithyābhiśaṃsane; comp. abhiśāpa and the remark s. v. abhiśasta. E. śaṃs with abhi, kṛt aff. lyuṭ.

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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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