Abhrya: 1 definition



Abhrya 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: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Abhrya (अभ्र्य):—[from abhra] m. ‘clothed only by the air’ or, ‘having the clouds for shelter’ (cf. abhrāvakāśika), a naked ascetic, ([gana] śākhādi q.v.)

2) Ābhrya (आभ्र्य):—[from ābhra] mf. a descendant of Abhra ([Boehtlingk’s Sanskrit-Woerterbuch in kuerzerer fassung]), belonging to or being in the air ([Tārānātha tarkavācaspati’s Vācaspatyam, Sanskrit dictionary]), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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