Adhibhu, aka: Adhibhū; 3 Definition(s)


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Pali-English dictionary

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Adhibhū, (adj.) (-°) (fr. adhi + bhū, cp. adhibhavati & Sk. adhibhū) overpowering, having power over; master, conqueror, lord S.IV, 186 (anadhibhū not mastering. For adhibhūta the v. l. abhi° is to be preferred as more usual in this connection, see abhibhū); Sn.684 (miga°; v. l. abhi°). (Page 29)

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

Adhibhū (अधिभू).—[adhibhavati svāmībhavati; bhū-kvip] A master, superior; foremost; राक्षसानामधिभुवि (rākṣasānāmadhibhuvi) Mv.6.47; रघूणामधि- भुवा (raghūṇāmadhi- bhuvā) 56.

Derivable forms: adhibhūḥ (अधिभूः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Adhibhū (अधिभू).—m.

(-bhūḥ) A master, a ruler. E. adhi, and bhū who is from bhū to be, affix vic.

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