Adhara, Ādhāra: 26 definitions



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In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra

Ādhāra (आधार) is a synonym for adhiṣṭhāna (‘platform’), according to the Kāśyapaśilpa 6.1-2. The word adhiṣṭhāna is Sanskrit technical term referring to the “base” or “platform” on which a structure is built.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Adhara (अधर) refers to the “lower lip”. It is one of the six minor limbs (upāṅga) used in dramatic performance, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8. With these limbs are made the various gestures (āṅgika), which form a part of the histrionic representation (abhinaya).

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (natya)

Adhara (अधर, “lower lip”) refers to one of the twelve “subsidiary limbs” (upāṅga), which represents a division of Āṅgikābhinaya (gesture language of the limbs) as used within the classical tradition of Indian dance and performance, also known as Bharatanatyam.—Āṅgika-abhinaya is the gesture language of the limbs. Dance is an art that expresses itself through the medium of body, and therefore, āṅgikābhinaya is essential for any dance and especially for any classical dance of India. Upāṅgas or the subsidiary limbs consist of the eyes, the eye-brows, pupils, cheeks, nose, jaws, lips [viz., lower lip: Adhara], teeth, tongue, chin, face, and the head.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., 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) and poetic works (kavya).

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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Wisdom Library: Pāñcarātra

Ādhāra (आधार) refers to an aspect of nṛsiṃha (‘man-lion’), according to the Vihagendra-saṃhitā 4.17, which mentions seventy-four forms (inlcuding twenty forms of vyūha). He is also known as Ādhāranṛsiṃha or Ādhāranarasiṃha. Nṛsiṃha is a Tantric deity and refers to the furious (ugra) incarnation of Viṣṇu.

The 15th-century Vihagendra-saṃhīta is a canonical text of the Pāñcarātra corpus and, in twenty-four chapters, deals primarely with meditation on mantras and sacrificial oblations.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Ādhāra (आधार).—Receptacle or abode of an action;cf.आध्रियन्ते अस्मिन् क्रियाः इत्याधारः (ādhriyante asmin kriyāḥ ityādhāraḥ) Kāś. on P.I.4.45 also M. Bh. on III.3.121; the Prakriyā Kaumudī mentions four kinds of ādhāras: cf. औपश्लेषिकः सामीपिको विषयो व्याप्त इत्याघारश्च-तुर्धा (aupaśleṣikaḥ sāmīpiko viṣayo vyāpta ityāghāraśca-turdhā) Prak. Kau. on II.3.36.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: The Śāradātilakatantra on Yoga

Ādhāra (आधार, “support”) is mentioned by Lakṣmaṇadeśika in his 11th-century Śaradātilaka.—Ādhāra means literally “support”. The term seems to include certain places in the suṣumṇā (including the energy centres called wheels [cakra] or lotuses); cf. verse 64 and also the sixteen places listed in verses 24–5. Rāghavabhaṭṭa, p. 902, 13 notes that different authorities specify the number of ādhāras as twelve, sixteen or many. His list, quoting an unidentified source, includes the six energy centres (Rāghavabhaṭṭa, pp. 902, 14–903, 16; cf. also Kālīcaraṇa, p. 37, 12–16 on Ṣaṭcakranirūpaṇa, verse 33).

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: The Śaiva Yogas and Their Relation to Other Systems of Yoga

Ādhāra (आधार, “support”).—The sixteen types of “locus,” or “support” (ādhāra) are taught in two different setups: according to the tantraprakriyā and according to the kulaprakriyā. The Netratantra calls them loci because they “support” or “localise” the self.

The tantraprakriyā system is as follows:

  1. big toes (aṅguṣṭha),
  2. ankles (gulpha),
  3. knee (jānu),
  4. genitals (meḍhra),
  5. anus (pāyu),
  6. the bulb (kanda),
  7. the channel (nāḍi),
  8. stomach (jaṭhara),
  9. heart (hṛt),
  10. kūrmanāḍī,
  11. throat (kaṇṭha),
  12. palate (tālu),
  13. between the eyebrows (bhrūmadhya),
  14. forehead (lalāṭa),
  15. cranial apperture (brahmarandhra),
  16. limit of twelve (dvādaśānta).

These ādhāras are commonly identified as places where breath may be retained. While sixteen is a common number for the ādhāras there are also some variations.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

1) Ādhāra (आधार):—Base - Some particular organs, or group of organs which are container of some biological matter

2) Adhara (अधर):—[adharaḥ] (1) lower lip. (2) Lower or inferior in position. Soft external structure that forms the boundary of the mouth.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: OpenEdition books: Architectural terms contained in Ajitāgama and Rauravāgama

Ādhāra (आधार) refers to “base, level of— §§ 3.14; 4.6.”.—(For paragraphs cf. Les enseignements architecturaux de l'Ajitāgama et du Rauravāgama by Bruno Dagens)

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Ādhāra (आधार) is a Sanskrit word referring to “site” or “foundation” of a house.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

adhara : (m.) the lip. (adj.), lower. || ādhāra (m.), a container; receptacle; holder; basis; support; stand.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Adhara, (adj.) (Vedic adhara, compar. of adho) the lower J.III, 26 (adharoṭṭha the l. lip). (Page 27)

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Ādhāra, (ā + dhāra) — 1. a container, receptacle, basin, lit. holder A.III, 27; J.VI, 257. — 2. “holding up”, i. e. support, basis, prop. esp. a (round) stool or stand for the alms-bowl (patta) Vin.II, 113 (an° patto); M.III, 95; S.V, 21; J.V, 202. — fig. S.V, 20 (an° without a support, cittaṃ); Vism.8, 444. — 3. (tt. g.) name for the Loc. case (“resting on”) Sn.211. (Page 100)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

adhara (अधर).—a (S) Lower, inferior.

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adhara (अधर).—a (For adhīra or a & dharaṇēṃ) Impatient.

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adhara (अधर).—ad adharaadhara ad (a & dhara Hold.) Lightly, loosely &c. Used freely as araḷa ad and in some senses as acānaka, acaḷavī, alāda &c. a0 ṭhēvaṇēṃ or lōmbaviṇēṃ To place or hang in midspace without support from beneath. a0 basaṇēṃ or lōmbaṇēṃ To sit, lie, hang &c. without support.

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adhara (अधर).—m (S) The lower lip: also the lips. 2 or adhara diśā f The nadir. a0 cāvaṇēṃ or cāvūna khāṇēṃ To bite the lip (in rage &c.) Ex. paramasantāpa vāṭalā tēvhāṃ || a0 cāvūna khātasē ||

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ādhāra (आधार).—m S Support, lit. fig., the power of sustaining, or the sustentation afforded. Ex. of comp. ādhāragata, ādhāracalana, ādhāracyuta, ādhāra- bhraṣṭa, ādhārasthāna, ādhārasthita, ādhārabhūta. 2 A support, that which supports, sustains, upholds, protects, lit. fig.; sanction, authority, warrant; patronage, countenance, favor. 3 In grammar. Comprehension or location, the sense of the seventh case. (In, on, at.)

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

adhara (अधर).—ad Lightly, in midspace, without any support from beneath.

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adhara (अधर).—m The lower lip.

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ādhāra (आधार).—m Support. Authority. Location.

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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

Adhara (अधर).—a. [na dhriyate; dhṛ-ac, na. ta.]

1) Lower (opp. uttara), (lit. not held up); tending downwards; under, nether, downwards; °वासः (vāsaḥ) under garment; असितमधरवासो विभ्रतः (asitamadharavāso vibhrataḥ) Ki.4.38; cf. अम्बर (ambara); सुवर्णसूत्राकलिताधराम्बराम् (suvarṇasūtrākalitādharāmbarām) Śi.1.6; °ओष्ठ (oṣṭha) lower or nether lip, see below. (In this sense adhara partakes of the character of a pronoun).

2) Low, mean, vile; °उत्तरम् (uttaram) See below; lower in quality, inferior.

3) Silenced, worsted, not able to speak; See हीन, हीनवादिन् (hīna, hīnavādin).

4) Previous, preceding as in अधरेद्युः (adharedyuḥ) q. v.

-raḥ The nether (or sometimes the upper) lip; in general °पत्रम् (patram). प्रवेपमानाधरपत्रशोभिना (pravepamānādharapatraśobhinā) Ku.5.27 leaf-like lower lip; बिम्बाधरालक्तकः (bimbādharālaktakaḥ) M.3.5.; पक्कबिम्बाधरोष्ठी (pakkabimbādharoṣṭhī) Me.84; पिबसि रतिसर्वस्वमधरम् (pibasi ratisarvasvamadharam) Ś.1.21;1.23;3.23; cf. अधरं खलु बिम्बनामकं फलमाभ्यामिति भव्यमन्वयम् । लभतेऽधरबिम्ब इत्यदः पदमस्या रदनच्छदे वदत् (adharaṃ khalu bimbanāmakaṃ phalamābhyāmiti bhavyamanvayam | labhate'dharabimba ityadaḥ padamasyā radanacchade vadat) || N.2.24.

-rā The nadir; (adhodiś) or the southern direction.

-ram The lower part (of the body); पृष्ठवंशाधरे त्रिकम् (pṛṣṭhavaṃśādhare trikam) Ak.

2) Pudendum Muliebre (also m.).

3) Address. speech (opp. uttara); statement, sometimes used for reply also.

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Ādhāra (आधार).—[आ-धृ घञ् (ā-dhṛ ghañ); आध्रियन्तेऽस्मिन्क्रियाः इति (ādhriyante'sminkriyāḥ iti) Kāśi.)

1) Support, prop, stay; इत्याधारानुरोधात्त्रिपुरविजयिनः पातु वो दुःखनृत्तम् (ityādhārānurodhāttripuravijayinaḥ pātu vo duḥkhanṛttam) (Some annotators explain ādhāra as local conditions); Mu.1.2.

2) (Hence) Power of sustaining, aid, patronage, assistance; त्वमेव चातकाधारः (tvameva cātakādhāraḥ) Bh.2.5.

3) A receptacle, reservoir; तिष्ठन्त्याप इवाधारे (tiṣṭhantyāpa ivādhāre) Pt.1.67; चराचराणां भूतानां कुक्षिराधारतां गतः (carācarāṇāṃ bhūtānāṃ kukṣirādhāratāṃ gataḥ) Ku.6.67; अपामिवाधारमनु- त्तरङ्गम् (apāmivādhāramanu- ttaraṅgam) Ku.3.48; तोयाधारपथाश्च वल्कलशिखानिष्यन्दरेखाङ्किताः (toyādhārapathāśca valkalaśikhāniṣyandarekhāṅkitāḥ) Ś.1.14; आधारः क्षमाम्भसाम् (ādhāraḥ kṣamāmbhasām) K.44; Y.3.144,165.

4) That which holds or contains, a vessel, recipient.

5) A part, character (in dramas); भेदैः सूक्ष्मैरभिव्यक्तैः प्रत्याधारं विभज्यते (bhedaiḥ sūkṣmairabhivyaktaiḥ pratyādhāraṃ vibhajyate) Mv.1.3.

6) A basin round the foot of a tree; आधारबन्धप्रमुखैः प्रयत्नैः (ādhārabandhapramukhaiḥ prayatnaiḥ) R.5.6.

7) A dike, dam, embankment.

8) A canal.

9) The sense of the locative case, location, comprehension; आधारोऽधिकरणम् (ādhāro'dhikaraṇam); (ādhāra is of 3 kinds. -aupaśleṣika, vaiṣayika, and abhivyāpaka see Sk. on P.I.4.45).

1) Relation.

11) A ray. cf. आधार आलवालेऽम्बुबन्धे च किरणेऽपि च (ādhāra ālavāle'mbubandhe ca kiraṇe'pi ca) Nm.

Derivable forms: ādhāraḥ (आधारः).

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

Ādhāra (आधार).—(-ādhāra), see śrutādhāra.

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

Adhara (अधर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) 1. Low, inferior, below. 2. Low, vile. 3. Silenced, refuted, overcome in abuse or controversy. f.

(-rā) The lower region. m.

(-raḥ) The lower lip. (dual. rau) The lips. mn.

(-raḥ or raṃ) Pudendum muliebre. E. a neg. dhṛ to have or hold, and ac aff.

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Ādhāra (आधार).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. Support, prop, stay. 2. Receptacle. 3. Comprehen- sion, location, the sense of the ablative in or on. 4. A dike, a canal. 5. A basin round the foot of a tree. E. āṅ and dhṛ to hold or contain, ghañ aff.

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

Adhara (अधर).— (an old comparative, akin to adhas). I. adj., f. . Lower, inferior. Ii. m. 1. The lower lip [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 102, 10. 2. The lip in general, [Śiśupālavadha] 9, 46.

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Ādhāra (आधार).—i. e. ā-dhṛ + a, m. 1. A prop, support, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 3, 77; [Vedāntasāra, (in my Chrestomathy.)] in Chr. 202, 4. 2. A canal, [Yājñavalkya, (ed. Stenzler.)] 3, 144. 3. A basin round the foot of a tree, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 14. 4. A dike, Ragh, 5, 6.

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

Adhara (अधर).—[adjective] lower; adharaṃ kṛ subdue, adharaḥ pad be subdued. [masculine] the lower lip, coll. the lips.

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Ādhāra (आधार).—[masculine] support, basis (l.&[feminine]); receptacle, canal; ([grammar]) province, sphere (of an action).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Ādhāra (आधार) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—supposed author of the Ādhārakārikāḥ. Oxf. 238^b. 353^b.

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

1) Adhara (अधर):—mfn. (connected with adhas), lower, inferior, tending downwards

2) low, vile

3) worsted, silenced

4) m. the lower lip, the lip

5) Adharā (अधरा):—[from adhara] f. the lower region, nadir

6) Adhara (अधर):—n. the lower part; a reply; pudendum muliebre, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [Latin] inferus.

8) Ādhara (आधर):—[=ā-dhara] a See under ā-√dhṛ.

9) Ādhāra (आधार):—[=ā-dhāra] a etc. See under ā-√dhṛ.

10) Ādhara (आधर):—[=ā-dhara] [from ā-dhṛ] b mfn. ifc. supportable, tenable (cf. dur).

11) Ādhāra (आधार):—[=ā-dhāra] [from ā-dhṛ] b m. support, prop, stay, substratum

12) [v.s. ...] the power of sustaining, or the support given, aid, patronage, [Atharva-veda xii, 3, 48; Mahābhārata; Suśruta; Vedāntasāra] etc.

13) [v.s. ...] that which contains (a fluid etc.), a vessel, receptacle, [Yājñavalkya; Suśruta; Pañcatantra] etc.

14) [v.s. ...] a dike, dam, [Raghuvaṃśa]

15) [v.s. ...] a basin round the foot of a tree, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

16) [v.s. ...] a reservoir, pond, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

17) [v.s. ...] (in [philosophy] and [grammar]) comprehension, location, the sense of the locative case

18) [v.s. ...] ifc. belonging or relating to

19) [v.s. ...] the subject in a sentence (of which qualities etc. are affirmed)

20) [v.s. ...] Name of a lake

21) [v.s. ...] of an author.

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

Adhara (अधर):—I. m. f. n.

(-raḥ-rā-ram) 1) Lower, inferior, in place. (In this sense the word is declined like the sarvanāman yat &c. (q. v.), but in the abl. and loe. sing. of the mase. and neuter and in the nom. plur. of the mase. it forms optionally adharasmāt or adharāt, adharasmin or adhare, adhare or adharāḥ; it may form [tatpurusha compound] compositions with nouns having the sense of the singular and considered then as depending upon adhara, which is the former part of the compound, in the genitive; for instance adharakāyaḥ is explained, adharaṃ kāyasya.) Adverbially used are adharāt, adharasmāt, adhareṇa; qq. vv.

2) Low, vile.

3) Speechless, refuted, overcome in abuse or controversy.

4) Prior, preceding in time. See adharedyus. Ii. m.

(-raḥ) The lower lip, the lip. Iii. f.

(-rā) 1) The lower region.

2) The nadir (?). Iv. m. n.

(-raḥ-ram) Pudendum muliebre. E. Probably from adh (see E. of adhama), aff. ara; the derivation given by the native authorities, from a neg. and dhara is not correct.

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

1) Adhara (अधर):—[(ra-rā-raṃ) a.] Low. m. The lower lip. f. The lower region.

2) Ādhāra (आधार):—(raḥ) 1. m. Prop; receptacle; comprehension; a dike, a container of water, &c.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Adhara (अधर):—

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Ādhara (आधर):—(von dhar mit ā) m. s. durādhara .

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Ādhāra (आधार):—(von dhar mit ā) m. [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 3, 3, 121, Vārttika von Kātyāyana.]

1) Stütze, Stützpunkt, Unterlage (auch bildlich) [Yāska’s Nirukta 1, 13.] [Mahābhārata 3, 10053.] [Suśruta 2, 348, 2.] valabhī (Dachstuhl) chadirādhāraḥ [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1011.] plavato hi mamādhāraṃ na kariṣyati medinī [Rāmāyaṇa 5, 3, 77.] gaccha tvaṃ purāṇaṃ prabhumavyayam . ādhāraṃ sarvabhūtānām [89, 39.] [Hitopadeśa I, 195.] ādhārabhūtā jagatastvam [Devīmāhātmya 11, 3.] [Śihlana’s Śāntiśataka 2, 6.] n. (!) [Kaivalyopaniṣad] in [Weber’s Indische Studien 2, 12, 9.] —

2) Rückhalt (?): na kilbiṣa.atra.nādhā.o sti [Atharvavedasaṃhitā 12, 3, 48.] —

3) Behälter, Behältniss: vartyādhārasnehayogādyathā dīpasya saṃsthitiḥ [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 3, 165.] tejasaścandra ivādityasya sa (āmāśayaḥ) caturvidhasyāhārasyādhāraḥ [Suśruta 1, 78, 18.] apāmivādhāramanuttaraṃgam [Kumārasaṃbhava 3, 48.] tiṣṭhantyāpa ivādhāre [Pañcatantra I, 77.] carācarāṇāṃ bhūtānāṃ kukṣirādhāratāṃ gataḥ [Kumārasaṃbhava 6, 67.] jalādhāra [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1096.] [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 3, 144.] toyādhāra [Śākuntala 14.] prasṛte tu dravādhāre [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 598.] jīvājīvādhārakṣetraṃ lokaḥ [1365.] kaliṅgaḥ puruṣo yudhyati . atra puruṣakaliṅgayorādhāryādhārasaṃbandhaḥ [Sāhityadarpana 13, 8.] —

4) Deich, Damm [Amarakoṣa 1, 2, 3, 28.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 3, 521.] [Medinīkoṣa Rāmāyaṇa 114.] ādhārabandha [Raghuvaṃśa 5, 6.] —

5) = ālabāla [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 3, 522.] [Medinīkoṣa] Aus der Verbindung zweier geschiedener, aber auf einander folgender Artikel im [Amarakoṣa] entstanden. —

6) ādhāro dhikaraṇam der Behälter (einer Handlung heisst) adhi (die Beziehung des Locativs) [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 1, 4, 45.] Auf dieser Stelle beruht die Gleichsetzung von ādhāra mit adhikaraṇa [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] aupaśleṣiko vaiṣayiko bhivyāpakaścetyādhārastridhā . kaṭa āste . sthālyāṃ pacati . mokṣa icchāsti . sarvasminnātmāsti . [Siddhāntakaumudī.40],b. sāmīpyāśleṣaviṣayairvyāptyādhāraścaturvidhaḥ [Vopadeva’s Grammatik 5, 30.] jasādhāre kārye in der auf die Endung des nom. pl. bezüglichen Operation [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 1, 1, 32,] [Scholiast] Hier ist ādhāra schon ganz gleichbedeutend mit adhikaraṇa Beziehung. Auf dieselbe Weise ist das Wort vielleicht in prāṇādhāra [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 4, 161] aufzufassen.

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Adhara (अधर):—

1) d) e) zu vereinigen, die Bed. ist unterliegend im Process; vgl. noch [Halāyudha 2, 209.] —

2) b) nach [Vikramorvaśī 130] füge hinzu [Kumārasaṃbhava 3, 9.]

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Ādhāra (आधार):—

1) [WEBER, Rāmatāpanīya Upaniṣad 278. 321. 323.] ātmānamakhilādhāram [Vedānta lecture No. 2.] Unterlage (worauf eine Erscheinung oder Thätigkeit beruht) [Kapila 2, 42.] Boden —, Gebiet der Wirksamkeit [Sânkhya Philosophy 45.] Subject, von welchem ein Prädicat ausgesagt wird (ādheya), Träger einer Eigenschaft u. s. w. (wie āśraya und āśrayin) [PRATĀPAR. 90,a,7.b,7]; vgl. die letzte Stelle u. 3). —

3) [Halāyudha 5, 12.] —

5) vgl. ādhārarūpā . —

6) hierher kann [Śihlana’s Śāntiśataka 2, 6] [?(Spr. 2351)], das unter

1) steht, gezogen werden: kimādhāraḥ premā kimadhikaraṇāḥ santu ca śucaḥ worauf soll die Liebe gerichtet und die Trauer bezogen werden?

7) Teich [Halāyudha 3, 54.] Nomen proprium eines Teiches [WILSON, Sel. Works 2, 23.] —

8) Nomen proprium des Verfassers der Ādhārakārikā [Oxforder Handschriften 238,b, Nalopākhyāna 1. 353,b,7.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Adhara (अधर):——

1) Adj. (f. ā) — a) der untere. adharaṃ kar sich unterwerfen , überwältigen [3,19.] adharaḥ pad unterworfen werden. — b) niedriger — , tiefer stehend. mad als ich. — c) *in einer Disputation ([Galano's Wörterbuch]) oder in einem Process unterliegend.

2) m. — a) Unterlippe ; Sg. collect. die Lippen [167,29.219,17.251,21.23.] [Indische sprüche 7627.fg.] Am Ende eines adj. Comp. f. ā. — b) *eine Reisart [Galano's Wörterbuch] — c) *auch n. pudendum muliebre.

3) *f. ā Nadir.

4) *n. der untere Theil.

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Ādhara (आधर):—in durādhara.

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Ādhāra (आधार):—m.

1) Stütze , Halt , Unterlage , Grundlage (eig. und übertr.). —

2) Behälter , Behältniss.

3) *Wasserbehälter , Teich.

4) *eine Vertiefung um die Wurzel eines Baumes , in die das für den Baum bestimmte Wasser gegossen wird.

5) Deich , Damm.

6) Boden — , Gebiet einer Wirksamkeit oder Thätigkeit [Pāṇini. 1,4,45.] Am Ende eines adj. Comp. so v.a. sich beziehend auf , betreffend.

7) Subject , Träger einer Eigenschaft.

8) Nomen proprium — a) eines Teiches. — b) eines Autors.

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Adhara (अधर) [Also spelled adhar]:—(nm) underlip; lip; midair, empty space, space between earth and sky; —[pāna] sucking/kissing of the lips; —[meṃ] without support underneath; propless; —[meṃ jhūlanā/laṭakanā] to hang in mid-air, to be without a prop.

2) Ādhāra (आधार) [Also spelled adhar]:—(nm) base; basis; foundation; data; receptacle; -[ādheya] the relationship of the container and the contained; ~[bhūta] fundamental; ~[rekhā] base: -[vākya] premise; ~[śilā] foundation stone; -[sāmagrī] data.

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