Abhisanna, Abhisaññā, Abhishanna: 3 definitions


Abhisanna 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Abhisanna in Pali glossary
Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Abhisanna, (adj.) (pp. of abhisandati = abhi + syand, cp. Sk. abhisanna) overflowing, filled with (-°), full Vin.I, 279 (°kāya a body full of humours, cp. II.119 & Miln.134); J.I, 17 (V.88; pītiyā); Miln.112 (duggandha°). (Page 71)

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Abhisaññā, (f.). Only in the compound abhi-saññā-nirodha D.I, 179, 184. The prefix abhi qualifies, not saññā, but the whole compound, which means “trance” . It is an expression used, not by Buddhists, but by certain wanderers. See saññā-vedayita-nirodha. (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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Abhisanna in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Abhiṣaṇṇa (अभिषण्ण).—(ppp. of Sanskrit abhiṣīdati, in different meaning, only Vedic and Kāś. on Pāṇ.8.3.118 f.), apparently seated: Sukhāvatīvyūha 67.8 sa tatra tadābhiṣaṇṇo vābhisaṃpanno vā bhavet (Müller, [Sacred Books of the East] 49, Part 2, 64: there he might then be either sitting or resting).

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

Abhiṣaṇṇa (अभिषण्ण):—[=abhi-ṣaṇṇa] [from abhi-ṣad] mfn. besieged, oppressed, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Kāṭhaka]

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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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