Abudha: 13 definitions


Abudha 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.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Abudha (अबुध) is the Sanskrit name of one of Bharata’s sons, mentioned in the Nāṭyaśāstra 1.26-33. After Brahmā created the Nāṭyaveda (nāṭyaśāstra), he ordered Bharata to teach the science to his (one hundred) sons. Bharata thus learned the Nāṭyaveda from Brahmā, and then made his sons study and learn its proper application. After their study, Bharata assigned his sons (eg., Abudha) various roles suitable to them.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Abudha (अबुध) refers to a “fool”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 2), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “We shall now proceed to give a brief description of (the qualifications of) a jyotiṣaka. [...] How can one, who is incapable of entrapping others with a hard question or of answering any that is put to himself or of explaining his views to his students, expect to become an astronomer? The fool [i.e., abudha] whose exposition is at variance with the text and whose illustration is opposed to such exposition is not unlike one who addressing Brahmā as Pārvatī (Goddess) begins his praise by recounting the vices of a prostitute”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abudha (अबुध).—a. Foolish, stupid; (putrasnehaśucāturau) पितरावन्वतप्येतां पुत्रयोरबुधौ बलम् (pitarāvanvatapyetāṃ putrayorabudhau balam) Bhāgavata 1.44.17. m. A fool. f. (amut) Ignorance, want of intellect.

See also (synonyms): abudh.

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

Ābūḍha (आबूढ).—see ābṛḍha.

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

Abudha (अबुध).—mfn.

(-dhaḥ-dhā-dhaṃ) Stupid, foolish, a fool. E. a neg. budha wise.

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

Abudha (अबुध).—adj. foolish, [Hitopadeśa] ii. [distich] 23; [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 380. Durbº, i. e.

Abudha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and budha (बुध).

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

Abudha (अबुध).—= [preceding] adj.

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

1) Abudha (अबुध):—[=a-budha] [from a-buddha] mfn. ([Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xiv]) stupid, foolish

2) [v.s. ...] m. (a-budha) a fool, [Hitopadeśa]

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

Abudha (अबुध):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-dhaḥ-dhā-dham) Unwise, foolish, stu-pid; comp. the instance s. v. abodha. E. a neg. and budha; (the word being udātta on the last syllable, it is perhaps a [bahuvrihi compound] of a priv. and budha).

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

Abudha (अबुध):—[a-budha] (dhaḥ-dhā-dhaṃ) a. Ignorant.

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

Abudha (अबुध) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Abuddha, Abuha.

[Sanskrit to German]

Abudha in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Abudha (ಅಬುಧ):—[noun] a man who is not learned or knowledgeable; an ignorant, stupid man.

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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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