Abhoga, aka: Ābhoga; 8 Definition(s)


Abhoga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Ābhoga (आभोग) refers to the first of four stages through which a rāga (melodic mode) develops itself.—Ābhoga is a concluding variation, also starting, as a rule, from the higher C (Sa). In songs, it often contains the name of the composer.

Source: archive.org: Northern Indian Music Volume I
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., 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) and poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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ābhoga : (m.) ideation; thought.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Ābhoga, (fr. ābhuñjati, bhuj2 to enjoy etc. The translators of Kvu derive it from bhuj1 to bend etc. (Kvu trsl. 221 n. 4) which however is hardly correct, cp. the similar meaning of gocara “pasturing”, fig. perception etc.) ideation, idea, thought D.I, 37 (= manasikāro samannāhāro DA.I, 122; cp. semantically āhāra = ābhoga, food); Vbh.320; Miln.97; Vism.164, 325, 354; Dāvs 62; KhA 42 (°paccavekkhana), 43 (id.) 68. (Page 103)

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

ābhōga (आभोग).—m (S) The third of the three divisions of a dhrupada. It has two tṛka or parts, whilst astāī & antarā have each but one.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ābhōga (आभोग).—m The third of the three divi- sions of a dhrupada.

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

Abhoga (अभोग).—Non-enjoyment.

Derivable forms: abhogaḥ (अभोगः).

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Ābhoga (आभोग).—[ā-bhuj-ghañ]

1) Curving, winding.

2) A curve; आभोगकुटिला (ābhogakuṭilā) (gaṅgā) Mb.; crumpling.

3) Circuit, circumference, expanse, extension, precincts, environs; अकथितोऽपि ज्ञायत एव यथायमाभोगस्तपावेनस्येति (akathito'pi jñāyata eva yathāyamābhogastapāvenasyeti) Ś.1; गगनाभोगः (gaganābhogaḥ) the expanse of heaven, wide firmament of the sky; Bh.3.57; Mv.6.3; शैलाभोगभुवो भवन्ति ककुभः (śailābhogabhuvo bhavanti kakubhaḥ) Māl.9.16. प्रासादाभोगः (prāsādābhogaḥ) the middle part of a palace; प्रासादाभोगविस्तीर्णः स्तुतिशब्दो ह्यवर्तत (prāsādābhogavistīrṇaḥ stutiśabdo hyavartata) Rām.2.65.3.

4) Magnitude, fulness, extent, expansive form; गण्डाभोगात् (gaṇḍābhogāt) Me.93 from the broad cheek; प्रतिरवाभोग (pratiravābhoga) Māl.3.8;4.1;5.11; प्रतिभयाभोगैः प्लवङ्गाधिपैः (pratibhayābhogaiḥ plavaṅgādhipaiḥ) Mv.6.24 bodily form or stature; U.2.14; भवाभोगोद्विग्नाः (bhavābhogodvignāḥ) Bh.3.42,86; Mv.2; K.35,333.

5) Effort.

6) The expanded hood of a cobra (used by Varuṇa as his umbrella).

7) Enjoyment, satiety, completion; विषयाभोगेषु नैवादरः (viṣayābhogeṣu naivādaraḥ) Śāntilakṣaṇa.

8) Serpent. आभोगं हन्मना हतम् (ābhogaṃ hanmanā hatam) Rv.7.94.12.

Derivable forms: ābhogaḥ (आभोगः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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