Abhumi, Abhūmi: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Abhūmi (अभूमि).—A son of Citraka.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 115; Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 114.

1b) A son of Aśvini and Akrūra.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 45. 33.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhūmi (अभूमि).—f.

1) Non-earth, anything but earth,

2) An unfit place or object, no proper object for, beyond the reach or scope of; अभूमिरियं मालविकायाः (abhūmiriyaṃ mālavikāyāḥ) M.3; अभूमिरियमविनयस्य (abhūmiriyamavinayasya) Ś7; स खलु मनोरथानामप्यभूमिर्वि- सर्जनावसरसत्कारः (sa khalu manorathānāmapyabhūmirvi- sarjanāvasarasatkāraḥ) ibid. far exceeded or transcended my (highest) expectations; Śi.1.42; Śānti.4.22. K. 45,196,24.

Derivable forms: abhūmiḥ (अभूमिः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Abhūmi (अभूमि).—(a-bhūmi) (?) , adj. (or read or understand a-bhūmyam, neg. of bhūmya, q.v.?), non-terrestrial, i.e. celestial, supernal: Mahāvastu i.72.9 (verse) vartayiṣyi varacakram abhūmi, I shall start turning the celestial excellent wheel (of the Law). So one ms.; the rest abhūṣi (which makes no sense); Senart em. adbhutaṃ, which is violent, and metrically impossible. [Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary] alleges a Pali abhumma, groundless, unfounded, unsubstantial, Jāt v.178.11; vi.495.23; but Critical Pali Dictionary rejects this word and reads abhuṃ me in both passages.

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

Abhūmi (अभूमि).—f.

(-miḥ) Want of place of refuge or support, destitution, privation. E. a neg. bhūmi site.

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

1) Abhūmi (अभूमि):—[=a-bhūmi] f. non-earth, anything but earth, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

2) [v.s. ...] no proper place or receptacle or object for ([genitive case]), [Śākaṭāyana 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. 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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