Abhu, Abhū, Ābhu, Ābhū: 7 definitions

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhū (अभू).—'Unborn', Name of Viṣṇu.

Derivable forms: abhūḥ (अभूः).

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Ābhu (आभु).—a. [ā-bhū-ḍu] Pervading, reaching; तुच्छ्येनाभ्वपिहितं यदासीत् (tucchyenābhvapihitaṃ yadāsīt) Rv.1.129.3. (Sāy.); empty; stingy, emptyhanded; सत्यध्वृतं वृजिनायन्तमाभुम् (satyadhvṛtaṃ vṛjināyantamābhum) Rv.1.27.1.

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Ābhū (आभू).—1 P. Ved. To be present, continue one's existence; यद्यद्भवन्ति तदाभवन्ति (yadyadbhavanti tadābhavanti) Ch. Up.6.9.3.

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Ābhū (आभू).—a. Ved. Approaching (as a praiser); इन्द्रः श्नथयन्ननाभुवः (indraḥ śnathayannanābhuvaḥ) Rv.1.51.9.

2) Strong, sufficient, efficacious.

3) Applied according to rule (as a hymn).

4) Very prosperous. m.

1) A prison, a place of confinement.

2) A helper or assistant.

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

Ābhū (आभू).—[ā-bhū], adj. Helping, Chr. 290, 1; 6 = [Rigveda.] i. 64, 1; 6.

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

Ābhu (आभु).—[adjective] empty, stingy.

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Ābhū (आभू).—[adjective] present, helpful, ready; [masculine] assistant.

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Ābhū (आभू).—be present or at hand; exist, live on; come forth, spring from ([ablative]).

Ābhū is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ā and bhū (भू).

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

1) Abhū (अभू):—[=a-bhū] [from a-bhuva] m. ‘unborn’, Name of Viṣṇu, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Ābhu (आभु):—mfn. empty, void, [Ṛg-veda x, 129, 3] (‘pervading, reaching’ [Sāyaṇa]), [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]

3) one whose hands are empty, stingy, [Ṛg-veda x, 27, 1; 4.]

4) Ābhū (आभू):—[=ā-bhū] 1. ā-√bhū -bhavati (Impf. 2. sg. ā-bhavas; [perfect tense] ā-babhūva, etc.)

—to be present or near at hand;

—to assist;

—to exist, be, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā];

—to continue one’s existence, [Mahābhārata];

—to originate, be produced, begin to exist, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] 2. ā-bhū mfn. present, being near at hand, assisting, helping, [Ṛg-veda]

6) [v.s. ...] approaching, turning one’s self towards (as a worshipper towards the deity), [Ṛg-veda i, 51, 9]

7) [v.s. ...] m. (ūs) a helper, assistant.

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

Abhū (अभू):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-bhūḥ) Unborn; a name or epithet of Viṣṇu, the 437[th]) among the thousand names which occur in the Anuśasanap. of the Mahābh.; (according to Gaṅgādhara who admits in the verse anirvirṇṇaḥ sthaviṣṭho bhūrdharmayūpo mahāmakhaḥ the option between the reading sthaviṣṭho bhūḥ and sthaviṣṭhobhūḥ, and interprets accordingly: bhūrhi satāṃ bhavatyato bhūrna ca bhūrajanmā . bhāvethavā kartari dhātutaḥ kvip .. oṃ bhuvebhuve vā namaḥ). E. a neg. and bhū.

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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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