Abhyakta: 9 definitions


Abhyakta means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Abhyakta (अभ्यक्त) refers to “being anointed” (with pungent), according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, “Now there lived a Brahmin called Viṣṇudatta in Navanagara. [...] In the crop-growing season he experienced a lack of water. With words of self-conceit, [possessing] approval [to use] mantrapadas he said, ‘I am going to send forth rain showers and summon Nāgas’. He sacrificed the prescribed fire oblation with sesame seed, rice grain and mustard seed anointed with pungent oil (kaṭutaila-abhyakta). He prepared an image-form of a certain harmful Nāga. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

abhyakta (अभ्यक्त).—p (S) Rubbed with unctuous substances, anointed.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhyakta (अभ्यक्त).—p. p.

1) Smeared, anointed (with oil, perfumes &c.); अभ्यक्तमिव स्नातः (abhyaktamiva snātaḥ) Ś.5.11. Y.1.68; Ms. 4.44.

2) Decorated; अभ्यक्ताक्ता स्वरंकृता (abhyaktāktā svaraṃkṛtā) Av.1.1.25.

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

Abhyakta (अभ्यक्त).—mfn.

(-ktaḥ-ktā-ktaṃ) Oiled, anointed. E. abhi, and añja to anoint, affix kta.

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

Abhyakta (अभ्यक्त).—[adjective] smeared or anointed with (—°).

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

1) Abhyakta (अभ्यक्त):—[=abhy-akta] [from abhy-añj] mfn. oiled, anointed, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Manu-smṛti iv, 44, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] decorated, [Atharva-veda x, 1, 25.]

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

Abhyakta (अभ्यक्त):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-ktaḥ-ktā-ktam) I. Oiled, anointed, greased; e. g. Manu: nāñjayantīṃ svake netre na cābhyaktāmanāvṛtām . na paśyetprasavantīṃ ca tejaskāmo dvijottamaḥ; or Yājnav.: aputrā gurvanujñāto devaraḥ putrakāmyayā . sapiṇḍo vā sagotro vā ghṛtābhyakta ṛtāviyāt; or Kātyāy.: abhyaktaśirasaṃ caiva nābhivādyetkathaṃcana; or Suśruta: snehābhyakte yathā tvakṣe cakraṃ sādhu pravartate . saṃdhayaḥ sādhu vartante saṃśliṣṭāḥ śleṣmaṇā tathā; or ghṛtābhyaktāgranetraṃ (vastiṃ) ghṛtāktagudāya prayacchet; in the Atharv. verse (10. 1. 25.)—abhyaktāktā svaraṃkṛtā sarvaṃ bharantī duritaṃ parehi—the first word abhyakta seems to represent the neuter in the sense of ghṛta, abhyaktāktā then being equivalent to ghṛtāktā. E. añj with abhi, kṛt aff. kta. Ii. Approached, arrived, near; used by Yāska to explain etymologically the word abhīka (abhīkebhyakte) and similarly by Sāyaṇa e. g. to Ṛgv. I. 71. 8.: abhīkebhyakte bhigatebhiprāpte. E. ac with abhi, kṛt aff. kta.

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

Abhyakta (अभ्यक्त):—[(ktaḥ-ktā-ktaṃ) par.] Anointed.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Abhyakta (अभ्यक्त) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Abbhaṃgiellaya, Abbhaṃgiya, Abbhatta.

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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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