Abhva: 5 definitions


Abhva 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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhva (अभ्व).—a.

1) Huge, large (mahat Nir.).

2) Mighty strong or powerful.

3) monstrous, immense, terrible; आ यो नो अभ्व ईषते (ā yo no abhva īṣate) Rv.1.39.8.

-bhvam Immense power, immensity.

2) Monstrosity, hugeness; (the great pervading principle of the universe; water; a cloud; embarrassed state, calamity; a monster; arīramat patayat kaccidabhvam Rv.6.71.5; closeness; offspring, given by B. and R.)

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

Abhva (अभ्व).—(abhvṛ or abhva) [adjective] huge, enormous, dreadful; [neuter] enormity, monster, dread, horror.

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

1) Abhva (अभ्व):—[=a-bhva] mfn. ([Ṛg-veda]) or a-bhvā ([Atharva-veda]) or abhva ([Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]) (cf. a-bhuva) monstrous, immense, terrible, [Ṛg-veda i, 39, 8 and 63, 1]

2) [v.s. ...] n. immense power, monstrosity, horror, [Ṛg-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] a monster, [Ṛg-veda vi, 71, 5; Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

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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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