Abhisapa, Abhisāpa, Abhishapa, Abhīśāpa: 15 definitions


Abhisapa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, 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.

The Sanskrit term Abhīśāpa can be transliterated into English as Abhisapa or Abhishapa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Shodhganga: Literary estimate of mudraraksasa

Abhiśāpa (अभिशाप) refers to “curse” which should be avoided on a stage (where a dramatic play is performed).—A Nāṭaka should contain pañcasandhis which indicate five successive stages of the drama. This criterion also is present in the Mudrārākṣasa. [...] In the Sāhityadarpaṇa, Viśvanātha gives a list of certain actions which should not be presented on the stage. These are [e.g., curse (abhiśāpa)] [...].

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

abhisāpa : (m.) a curse.

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

Abhisāpa, (abhisapati) a curse, anathema S.III, 93 = It.89 (which latter reads abhilāpa and It A expls. by akkosa: see vv. ll. under abhilāpa & cp. Brethren 376 n. 1.); Th.1, 1118. (Page 72)

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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

abhiśāpa (अभिशाप).—m (S) pop. abhiśrāpa m Unjust imputation or censure; false accusation. 2 Curse, imprecation, malediction. Ex. a0 hōīla mājhē māthā || aisēṃ sarvathā na karāvēṃ ||

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

abhiśāpa (अभिशाप) [-śrāpa, -श्राप].—m False accusation. Curse, malediction.

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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

Abhiśāpa (अभिशाप).—

1) A curse, imprecation.

2) A serious charge, accusation; नृपार्थेष्वभिशापे च वहेयुः शुचयः सदा (nṛpārtheṣvabhiśāpe ca vaheyuḥ śucayaḥ sadā) Y.2.99; अभिशापः पातकभियोगः (abhiśāpaḥ pātakabhiyogaḥ) Mitā.

3) Slander, calumny, false charge; असतो दोषस्य अध्याहारोऽभिशापः (asato doṣasya adhyāhāro'bhiśāpaḥ); अभिशापभयाद्भीतो भवन्तं नोपसर्पति (abhiśāpabhayādbhīto bhavantaṃ nopasarpati) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.55.11.

4) An injury, hurt.

Derivable forms: abhiśāpaḥ (अभिशापः).

See also (synonyms): abhiśapana.

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Abhīśāpa (अभीशाप).—A curse; see अभिशाप (abhiśāpa).

Derivable forms: abhīśāpaḥ (अभीशापः).

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

Abhiśāpa (अभिशाप).—m.

(-paḥ) 1. False accusation, calumny. 2. Charge accusation. 3. Suffering from anger or passion. 4. Curse, imprecation. E. abhi, and śapa to curse or swear, affix ghañ; or with lyuṭ affix abhiśapana.

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

Abhiśāpa (अभिशाप).—i. e. abhi-śap + a, m. 1. A curse, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 8, 12. 2. A heavy charge. 3. Calumny.

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Abhīśāpa (अभीशाप).—abhīśāpa, abhiśāpa, [Yājñavalkya, (ed. Stenzler.)] 2, 110.

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

1) Abhiśāpa (अभिशाप):—[=abhi-śāpa] [from abhi-śap] m. curse, [Nirukta, by Yāska] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] charge, accusation, [Yājñavalkya ii, 12 and 99] (cf. abhī-śāpa and mithyābhiśāpa)

3) [v.s. ...] false accusation, calumny, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Abhīśāpa (अभीशाप):—[=abhī-śāpa] [from abhi-śap] a m. charge, accusation, [Yājñavalkya ii, 110.]

5) [=abhī-śāpa] b See abhi-√śap.

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

Abhiśāpa (अभिशाप):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-paḥ) 1) Charge, accusation; more esp. a heavy charge, and one from which the accused is able to exonerate himself; hence a false imputation, a calumny; e. g. Yājnav.: nṛpārtheṣvabhiśāpe ca vaheyuḥ śucayaḥ sadā (Mit.: nṛpadroheṣu mahāpātakābhiyoge ca); or sāhasasteyapāruṣyagobhiśāpātyaye striyām . vivādayetsadya eva kālonyatrecchayā smṛtaḥ (Mit.: abhiśāpaḥ pātakābhiyogaḥ); or Kātyāy.: abhiśāpe samuttīrṇe prāyaścitte kṛte budhaiḥ . viśuddhipatrakaṃ deyam &c.; or the same uttameṣu samasteṣu abhiśāpe samāgate . vṛttānuvādalekhyaṃ yattajjñeyaṃ saṃdhipatrakam; or Vyāsa: bhāgābhiśāpasaṃdigdhe yaḥ samyagvijayī bhavet . tasmai rājñā pradātavyaṃ jayapatraṃ suniścitam.

2) A curse, an imprecation (esp. uttered by a Brāhmaṇa, a Guru, an old man and a magician; Vijayarakshita as quoted by Rādhākaṇtad.: = brāhmaṇaguruvṛddhasiddhānāmaniṣṭābhiśaṃsanam; Chakrapāṇidatta in his comm. Bhānumatī on Suśruta: abhiśāpo guruvṛddhasiddhācāryādibhirabhiśapanam); e. g. Nalop.: yasyābhiśāpādduḥkhārto duḥkhaṃ vindati naiṣadhaḥ . tasya bhūtasya no duḥkhādduḥkhamapyadhikaṃ bhavet. According to the medical superstition, a kind of fever is produced by the imprecation of a Brāhmaṇa &c. the symptoms of which are delirium and thirst and otherwise like those of the fever produced by incantation (comp. abhicārajvara); e. g. Suśruta: abhicārābhiśāpābhyāṃ…jvaro pravartate; and abhicārābhiśāpābhyāṃ mohastṛṣṇābhijāyate.—Also abhīśāpa. E. śap with abhi, kṛt aff. dhañ.

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Abhīśāpa (अभीशाप):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-paḥ) The same as abhiśāpa; e. g. Yājnav.: trāyasvāsmādabhīśāpātsatyena bhava memṛtam. E. see abhiśāpa, with the vowel of the second syllable protracted.

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

Abhiśāpa (अभिशाप):—[abhi-śāpa] (paḥ) 1. m. A false accusation; charge; curse.

[Sanskrit to German]

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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

Abhiśāpa (अभिशाप) [Also spelled abhishap]:—(nm) a curse.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Abhiśāpa (ಅಭಿಶಾಪ):—

1) [noun] a serious curse.

2) [noun] a false accusation.

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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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