Abhistha, Abhisthā, Abhi-stha, Abhishtha: 2 definitions



Abhistha 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.

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

Abhisthā (अभिस्था).—set the foot upon, rise over, step towards or against ([accusative]), withstand, overcome.

Abhisthā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms abhi and sthā (स्था).

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

Abhiṣṭhā (अभिष्ठा):—[=abhi-ṣṭhā] (√sthā), -tiṣṭhati ([Aorist] -asthāt, [Ṛg-veda], -aṣṭhāt, [Pāṇini 8-3, 63]; perf. p. -taṣṭhivas, [Ṛg-veda iv, 4, 9])

—to tread or step upon ([accusative]), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa];

—to overpower, defeat, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā];

—to extend or rise over ([accusative]), [Ṛg-veda i, 149, 4 and iii, 14, 4];

—to step or advance towards ([accusative]), [Pbr.; Kauśika-sūtra];

—to stay, live, [Mahābhārata xil, 3316];

—to stop, [ib., 4475.]

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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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