Abhishaha, Abhiṣāha, Abhīṣāha: 5 definitions
Abhishaha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 terms Abhiṣāha and Abhīṣāha can be transliterated into English as Abhisaha or Abhishaha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Abhiṣāha (अभिषाह).—A northern kingdom.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 48.
Abhīṣāha (अभीषाह) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.18.12, VI.112.109, VIII.4.37) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Abhīṣāha) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
1) Abhiṣaha (अभिषह):—[=abhi-ṣaha] [from abhi-ṣah] m. = nigraha (q.v.), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) Abhīṣahā (अभीषहा):—[=abhī-ṣahā] [from abhī-ṣah > abhi-ṣah] ind. [instrumental case] by force, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]
3) Abhīṣāha (अभीषाह):—[=abhī-ṣāha] [from abhi-ṣah] m. [plural] Name of a people, [Mahābhārata viii, 127.]
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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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Abhishahamana.
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