Abhishava, Abhiṣava: 12 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Abhiṣava can be transliterated into English as Abhisava or Abhishava, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Abhishava in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

abhiṣava (अभिषव).—m S Religious ablution.

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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

[«previous next»] — Abhishava in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhiṣava (अभिषव).—see under अभिषु (abhiṣu).

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Abhiṣava (अभिषव).—[abhi-su-ap]

1) Extracting or pressing out the Soma juice. चक्रुस्ते विधिवद्राजंस्तथैवाभिषवं द्विजाः (cakruste vidhivadrājaṃstathaivābhiṣavaṃ dvijāḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 14. 88.21.

2) Distillation or extraction (of liquors &c.).

3) Religious bathing, ablution preparatory to religious rites.

4) Bathing or ablution (in general); जपोपवासा- भिषवैर्मुनीनाम् (japopavāsā- bhiṣavairmunīnām) Kirātārjunīya 3.28.

5) Drinking the Soma juice.

6) A sacrifice in general.

7) Ferment, yeast; any substance producing fermentation.

8) A finger used in extracting Soma juice (Nir.).

9) Coronation; रामाभिषवसंयुक्ताश्चक्रुरेव कथा मिथः (rāmābhiṣavasaṃyuktāścakrureva kathā mithaḥ) Rām.2.6.16.

-vam Sour gruel.

Derivable forms: abhiṣavaḥ (अभिषवः).

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

Abhiṣava (अभिषव).—m.

(-vaḥ) 1. Religious bathing, ablution preparatory to religious rites. 2. Sacrifice. 3. Bathing in general. 4. Drinking the juice of the acid Asclepias. 5. Ferment, yeast, any substance producing vinous fermentation. n.

(-vaṃ) Sour gruel. See kāñjikā. E. abhi, and mu to mix, to stir, ap affix; and sa is changed to ṣa.

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

Abhiṣava (अभिषव).—[masculine] pressing out (of the Soma).

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

1) Abhiṣava (अभिषव):—[=abhi-ṣava] a etc. See abhi-ṣu.

2) [=abhi-ṣava] [from abhi-ṣu] b m. pressing out (the juice of the Soma plant), [Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

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

4) [v.s. ...] religious bathing, ablution (preparatory to religious rites), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] drinking Soma juice, sacrifice, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] ferment, yeast, any substance producing vinous fermentation, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] consecration, [Dharmaśarmābhyudaya]

8) [v.s. ...] n. sour gruel, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

9) Ābhīśava (आभीशव):—n. ([from] abhīśu), ‘composed by Abhīśu’ Name of a Sāman, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra xxv, 14, 15.]

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

Abhiṣava (अभिषव):—[tatpurusha compound] 1. m.

(-vaḥ) 1) The religious act of pressing out the juice of the Soma plant or Asclepias acida (see also somābhiṣava), or in default of this plant, of its substitute, the Pūtīkā or Cæsalpinia bonducella (see also pūtīkābhiṣava); it constitutes an essential ceremony of the Soma sacrifices (see jyotiṣṭoma), and is performed the day after the sacrificial acts called upasad (q. v.), by means of stones (grāvan) which press on two boards (called adhiṣavaṇa); the act takes place in the southern part of a building erected in the western part of the Uttaravedi near a cart which is placed there and bears, like the building, the name havirdhāna. (Comp. e. g. Mādhava vv. ll.: yadi somaṃ na vindeta pūtīkānabhiṣuṇuyāditi śrūyate;—dīkṣādivasādūrdhvaṃ somābhiṣavadivasātpūrvaṃ kartavyā homā upasadaḥ;Mahīdhara: adhvaryubhiḥ sutā abhiṣavadharmeṇa grāvabhiḥ dravībhāvamāpāditāḥ; Mādhava: somābhiṣavādhārayoradhiṣavaṇaphalakayoḥ saṃtardanaṃ kāryam;—uttaravedyāḥ pratīcīne maṇḍapebhiṣavaḥ;—havirdhāne grāvabhirabhiṣutyāhavanīye hutvā sadasi bhakṣayanti;—jyotiṣṭome śrūyate . uta yatsunvanti sāmidhenīstadanvāhuriti . havirdhānamaṇḍapagatayordakṣiṇottarabhāgayoravasthitayorhavirdhānanāmakayoḥ śakaṭayormadhye dakṣiṇaṃ śakaṭamatra yattacchabdābhyāmabhidhīyate . tatra samīpe somasyābhiṣavaḥ). [2a.]) Religions bathing, ablution preparatory to religious rites; [b.]) Drinking the juice of the Soma plant. [Some of the comm. on the Amarak. 2. 7. 46. give only the first meaning (2. a.), others both meanings; Rāyam., Tarkavāgīśa, Ramān., &c. = yajñasnāne; Bharatam., Sārasund., Nīlak.: yajñasnāne somalatāpāne ca.]

3) Sacrifice in general (Med., Śabdar., Bhūripr., Viśvapr. = yajña; Hem. = kratu; Trik. = yāga).

4) Bathing in general (Med., Trik., Hem., &c., &c.).

5) Ferment, yeast, any substance producing vinous fermentation (Amarak. = saṃdhāna; Rāyam. on this word: = madyakalke; Ramān. = madyasajjīkaraṇe; Bhānud. = āmrādisaṃdhāne; Śabdamuktām. = vaṃśāṅkurāmraphalādijanitacirasthāpitamadyotpādakadravyaviśeṣe; Ajayap. = madyasaṃhatau; Śabdar. = madyasaṃdhāne; Bhūripr., Jaṭādh. = śīdhusaṃdhāne; a meaning ‘distillation’ given to this word elsewhere is therefore erroneous). 2. n.

(-vam) Sour gruel; comp. abhiṣuta; (Halāy., Rājanigh. = kāñjika). E. su (ṣuñ) with abhi, kṛt aff. ap.

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

Abhiṣava (अभिषव):—(vaḥ) 1. m. Religious bathing; sacrifice; drinking Asclepias; yeast. n. Sour gruel.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Abhiṣava (अभिषव) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Abhisava.

[Sanskrit to German]

Abhishava in 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Abhishava in Prakrit glossary
Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Abhisava (अभिसव) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Abhiṣava.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Abhishava in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Abhiṣava (ಅಭಿಷವ):—

1) [noun] act of extracting juice (from a fruit etc.).

2) [noun] the preparation of a brew; distillation (of liquors);3) [noun] the water in which rice is washed before being cooked.

4) [noun] thick gruel got while cooking rice, esp. old one tasting sour.

5) [noun] religious bathing; ablution preparatory to religious rites.

6) [noun] a religious sacrifice.

7) [noun] a drinking of Soma juice, as part of ritualistic procedures observed in a sacrifice;8) [noun] ಅಭಿಷವಂ ಮಾಡು [abhishavam madu] abhiṣavam māḍu to take bath preparatory to religious rites.

9) [noun] to cause to bathe so.

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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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