Abhyadhika: 12 definitions
Abhyadhika 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Abhyadhika (अभ्यधिक) refers to a “greater (person)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.43 (“Description of Śiva’s wonderful sport”).—Accordingly, after Śiva spoke to Viṣṇu and Brahmā: “[...] In the meantime, seeing the splendid vast army, O sage, Menā became delighted as usual. [...] On seeing Vasu, the lord of Vasus, along with Vasus, Menā became delighted and exclaimed—‘O this is Śiva’. O excellent sage, you told her ‘These are only the attendants (gaṇaka) of Śiva. This is not Śiva, the bridegroom’. On hearing this, Menā fell athinking ‘A person greater (abhyadhika) than this! Hā, how will he be!’ [...]”.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) More than, exceeding, beyond; सद्यःप्रसूताप्रियापीतादभ्यधिकम् (sadyaḥprasūtāpriyāpītādabhyadhikam) Uttararāmacarita 4.1 remaining after &c. Pt.
2) Surpassing, more than in quality or quantity, higher, greater; एष चाभ्यधिकोऽस्माकं गुणः (eṣa cābhyadhiko'smākaṃ guṇaḥ) Rām.; न त्वत्सगोऽस्त्यभ्यधिकः कुतोऽन्यः (na tvatsago'styabhyadhikaḥ kuto'nyaḥ) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 11.43; M.3.3. Manusmṛti 7. 177; Y.2.295; sometimes with abl. or instr.; धान्यं दशभ्यः कुम्भेभ्यो हरतोऽभ्यधिकं वधः (dhānyaṃ daśabhyaḥ kumbhebhyo harato'bhyadhikaṃ vadhaḥ) Manusmṛti 8.32,322; Y.2. 27. प्रभुः क्षमावान् वीरश्च दाता चाभ्यधिको नृपैः (prabhuḥ kṣamāvān vīraśca dātā cābhyadhiko nṛpaiḥ) Nala.21.13.
3) More than ordinary, extraordinary, pre-eminent; कृष्णाङ्घ्रिरेण्वभ्यधिकाभ्यनेत्री (kṛṣṇāṅghrireṇvabhyadhikābhyanetrī) Bhāg 1.19.6. पञ्चाभ्यधिकः शरोभव (pañcābhyadhikaḥ śarobhava) Ś.6.3.
-kam adv. Very much, exceedingly.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Exceeding, surpassing (in number, power, or kind, &c.) E. abhi, and adhika more.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Abhyadhika (अभ्यधिक).—i. e. abhi-adhika, adj., Exceeding, preeminent, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 82, 13. Superior, [Daśakumāracarita] in
Abhyadhika (अभ्यधिक).—[adjective] excessive, eminent; superior to; greater, stronger, more, dearer than or by ([ablative], [instrumental], or —°); excellent, extraordinary. [neuter] [adverb] extraordinarily, very much.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Abhyadhika (अभ्यधिक):—[=abhy-adhika] mf(ā)n. surpassing (in number, power, kind), [Rāmāyaṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] exceeding the common measure, pre-eminent, extraordinary, [Mahābhārata] etc.
3) [v.s. ...] superior to, more excellent than, having more authority or power than, more than ([ablative] or [instrumental case] or in [compound]), [Mahābhārata] etc.
4) [v.s. ...] augmented by ([ablative] [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] or [instrumental case] or in [compound])Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Abhyadhika (अभ्यधिक):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.
(-kaḥ-kā-kam) 1) Preeminent, ex-cellent, excessive, very much; e. g. Mahābh. Anuśās.: striyāstvabhyadhikaḥ sneho na tathā puruṣasya vai; or Bharata: alaṃkārasvabhāvajñairjñeyā bhāvarasāśrayāḥ . yauvanebhyadhikāḥ strīṇāṃ vikārā vaktragātrajāḥ; or Daśakumārach.: abhyadhikabalena vidviṣā mahati saṃparāye bhinnamarmā siṃhavarmā balādagṛhyata; or Bhaṭṭik.: mātrātimātraṃ śubhayaiva buddhyā ciraṃ sudhīrabhyadhikaṃ (adverb.) samādhāt.
2) Exceeding (a given quantity &c.), going beyond (a certain limit); e. g. Kumārila on a Mānava Kalpa S.: katipayatṛṇairabhyadhikaṃ muṣṭiṃ lunāti; or Mādh. Jaim.nyāy.: caturviṃśatiparamāḥ sattramāsīranniti vacanādabhyadhikānāṃ na tatrādhikāraḥ &c.; or Bhaṭṭik.: kṛtvā karma yathādiṣṭaṃ pūrvakāryāvirodhi yaḥ . karotyabhyadhikaṃ kṛtyaṃ (a business besides) tamāhurdūtamuttamam.
3) Superior than, more excellent, mightier than, greater than, more than (either with the ellipsis of the object of comparison or with the latter added in the fifth case); e. g. Manu: sarvopāyaistathā kuryānnītijñaḥ pṛthivīpatiḥ . yathāsyābhyadhikā na syurmitrodāsīnaśatravaḥ; or Mahābh. Vanap.: vayaṃ punaḥ saptadaśeṣu kṛṣṇe kuleṣu sarvenavameṣu jātāḥ . ṣaḍbhyo guṇebhyobhyadhikā vihīnānmanyāmahe draupadi pāṇḍaputrān (where the ablative ṣaº guº is not the object of comparison, but expresses the reason; Nīlak. (who reads pyadhikāḥ): ṣaḍbhyo guṇebhyaḥ lyablope pañcamī ṣaḍguṇānprāpya pāṇḍavebhyopyadhikāḥ; Chaturbhujam.: ata eva vayamapyadhikāḥ . ṣaḍbhyo guṇebhyaḥ saṃdhivigrahayānāsanadvaidhasaṃśrayebhyo hetubhyaḥ); or Bhaṭṭik.: rāme tu rājanviparītametatpaśyāmi tenābhyadhikaṃ vipakṣam; with a noun in the abl.: e. g. Yājnav.: āgamobhyadhiko bhogādvinā pūrvakramāgatāt; or Sūryasiddh.: vṛṣe saptadaśe bhāge yasya yāmyośaṃkadvayāt . vikṣepobhyadhiko bhindyādrohiṇyāḥ śakaṭaṃ tu saḥ; or sūryādabhyadhikāḥ paścādastaṃ jīvakujārkajāḥ . ūnāḥ prāgudayaṃ yānti śakrajñau vakriṇau tathā. E. abhi and adhika.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Abhyadhika (अभ्यधिक):—[abhya+dhika] (kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) a. More, exceeding, surpassing.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Abhyadhika (अभ्यधिक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Abbhahiya.
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Abhyadhika (ಅಭ್ಯಧಿಕ):—[adjective] extraordinarily more; being specially excessive.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 11.43 < [Chapter 11 - Viśvarūpa-darśana-yoga (beholding the Lord’s Universal Form)]
The Buddhist Philosophy of Universal Flux (by Satkari Mookerjee)
Chapter XVII - Perception in Dignāga’s School of Philosophy < [Part II - Logic and Epistemology]