Ahava, Āhava, Āhāva: 13 definitions

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Ahava means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Ahava in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Zingiber zerumbet (L.) Roscoe ex Sm. from the Zingiberaceae (Ginger) family having the following synonyms: Amomum zerumbet, Zerumbet zingiber, Amomum silvestre. For the possible medicinal usage of ahava, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Āhava (आहव) refers to “suffering” [?], according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 12), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If the disc of the star Canopus (Agastya) should present a disagreeable appearance, there will be disease in the land; if yellow, there will be drought; if of the colour of smoke, cows will suffer; if of unsteady light, mankind will be afflicted with fears; if white red, they will suffer from hunger [i.e., āhavakṣudham āhavāṃśca] and from starvation; and if of very small disc, the chief towns will be surrounded by the enemy.”.

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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

Āhava (आहव) or Āhāva (आहाव).—&c., See under आहु (āhu) and आह्वे (āhve).

See also (synonyms): āhavana.

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Āhava (आहव).—A sacrifice; तत्र नाभवदसौ महाहवे (tatra nābhavadasau mahāhave) Śiśupālavadha 14.44. (for other meanings see under āhve).

Derivable forms: āhavaḥ (आहवः).

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Āhāva (आहाव).—[ā-hu-ādhāre ghañ]

1) Fire; see under आह्वे (āhve) also.

2) A pond, a lake (āhāvastu nipānaṃ syādupakūpajalā- śaye). प्राविशन्नाहवप्रज्ञा आहावमुपलिप्सवः (prāviśannāhavaprajñā āhāvamupalipsavaḥ) Bhaṭṭikāvya 7.6.

Derivable forms: āhāvaḥ (आहावः).

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Āhava (आहव).—[āhūyante'rayo'tra, ā-hve-ap]

1) Battle, war, fight; एवंविधेनाहवचेष्टितेन (evaṃvidhenāhavaceṣṭitena) R.7.67; हत्वा स्वजनमाहवे (hatvā svajanamāhave) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 1.31. आहवः स तथाप्यासीद् भारताहवसोदरः (āhavaḥ sa tathāpyāsīd bhāratāhavasodaraḥ) Śiva. B.25.25.

2) Challenge, provoking, calling; °काम्या (kāmyā) desire of fighting.

-bhūmiḥ f. Battle-field.

Derivable forms: āhavaḥ (आहवः).

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Āhāva (आहाव).—

1) A trough near a well for watering cattle.

2) War, battle.

3) Invoking, calling.

Derivable forms: āhāvaḥ (आहावः).

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

Āhava (आहव).—m.

(-vaḥ) 1. War, battle. 2. Sacrificing. E. āṅ before hu to sacrifice or hveñ to call, and ac aff.

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Āhāva (आहाव).—m.

(-vaḥ) 1. A trough near a well for watering cattle. 2. War, battle. 3. Calling. E. āṅ before hve to call, ghañ affix, deriv. irr.

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

Āhava (आहव).—i. e. ā-hve + a, m. War, battle.

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

Āhava (आहव).—[masculine] challenge, war, fight.

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

1) Āhava (आहव):—[=ā-hava] a etc. See ā-√hu & ā-√hve.

2) Āhāva (आहाव):—[=ā-hāva] a etc. See ā-√hu & ā-√hve.

3) Āhava (आहव):—[=ā-hava] [from ā-hu] 1. ā-hava m. sacrificing, sacrifice, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] (for 2. ā-hava See ā-√hve.)

5) Āhāva (आहाव):—[=ā-hāva] [from ā-hu] 1. ā-hāva m. a trough, pail, vessel, [Ṛg-veda]

6) [v.s. ...] a trough near a well for watering cattle, [Pāṇini]

7) [v.s. ...] (for 2. ā-hāva See ā-√hve.)

8) Āhava (आहव):—[=ā-hava] [from ā-hve] 2. ā-hava m. challenge, provoking

9) [v.s. ...] war, battle, [Ṛg-veda; Mahābhārata; Manu-smṛti; Rāmāyaṇa; Bhagavad-gītā etc.]

10) Āhāva (आहाव):—[=ā-hāva] [from ā-hve] 2. ā-hāva m. a particular invocation (śoṃsāvom corrupt from śaṃsāva, ‘let us two pray!’) by which the Hotṛ addresses the Adhvaryu, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa; Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra] (cf. ā-hvāna)

11) [v.s. ...] battle, war, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

12) [v.s. ...] (for 1. ā-hāva See ā-√hu.)

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

1) Āhava (आहव):—[ā-hava] (vaḥ) 1. m. War; sacrificing.

2) Āhāva (आहाव):—[ā-hāva] (vaḥ) 1. m. A trough near a well; war; calling.

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

Āhava (आहव) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Āhava.

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Ahava 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Ahavā (अहवा) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Athavā.

Ahavā has the following synonyms: Ahavaṇa.

2) Āhava (आहव) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Āhve.

3) Āhava (आहव) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Āhava.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Āhava (ಆಹವ):—

1) [noun] a fight, esp. a large-scale engagement, between armed forces on land, at sea or in the air; a battle; a combat.

2) [noun] the act of challenging; an invitation for a war.

3) [noun] the act of offering the life of a person or animal or some object, in propitiation of or homage to a deity; a religious sacrifice.

4) [noun] ಆಹವಜತ್ತಲಟ್ಟ [ahavajattalatta] āhava jattalaṭṭa an old title conferred on heroic persons.

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Āhāva (ಆಹಾವ):—

1) [noun] a water trough kept for cattle.

2) [noun] a natural pond.

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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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