Ahi, Āhi: 21 definitions
Ahi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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.
Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
Āhi (आहि).—Tad-affix added to the word दक्षिण (dakṣiṇa) in the general sense of direction but when distance is specially meant; e.g. दक्षिणाहि वसति, दक्षिणाहि रमणीयम् (dakṣiṇāhi vasati, dakṣiṇāhi ramaṇīyam). See Kāś. on आहि च दूरे (āhi ca dūre) P. V.3.37.
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.
Dharmashastra (religious law)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra
Ahi (अहि) refers to “snake”. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (See the Manubhāṣya, verse 11.68)
Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Ahi (अहि) (also, Āśī) refers to a “venomous snake”, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, as the Goddess said:—“Distracted and greatly aroused by the delight of the hymn, I do not know who is praising me. Who am I? To whom should I bestow boons? Like the venomous look of an angry snake (kruddha-ahi-viṣa-dṛṣṭivat) my look is hard to behold. I will grant a boon to whoever can endure it”.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Ahi (अहि): Means ("snake"), Vritra was also known in the Vedas as Ahi cognate with Azhi Dahaka of Zoroastrian mythology and he is said to have had three heads.
India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Ahi.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘eight’. Note: ahi is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
ahi : (m.) snake; serpent.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Ahi, (Vedic ahi, with Av. aži perhaps to Lat. anguis etc., see Walde Lat. Wtb. s. v.) a snake Vin.II, 109; D.I, 77; S.IV, 198; A.III, 306 sq.; IV, 320; V, 289; Nd1 484; Vism.345 (+ kukkura etc.); VvA.100; PvA.144.
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
ahi (अहि).—m (S) A snake.
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ahī (अही).—f The glow of fire; ardor or heat thrown forth. 2 A blast of hot air; glare; the undulations as of flame observable in hot weather. Gen. in pl ahyā.
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āhī (आही).—f (See ahī) Glow, ardor, glare &c.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
ahi (अहि).—m A snake.
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ahī (अही).—f The glow of fire; glare.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Ahi (अहि).—a. Killing; pervaded, pervading.
-hiḥ [āhanti, ā-han-iṇ sa ca ḍit āṅo hrasvaśca Uṇ.4.137]
1) A serpent, snake; अहयः सविषाः सर्वे निर्विषा डुण्डुमाः स्मृताः (ahayaḥ saviṣāḥ sarve nirviṣā ḍuṇḍumāḥ smṛtāḥ) Ks. 14.84.
2) The sun.
3) The planet Rāhu.
4) A traveller
5) The demon Vṛtra; रोमहर्षणमत्युग्रं शक्रस्य त्वहिना यथा (romaharṣaṇamatyugraṃ śakrasya tvahinā yathā) (yuddhamāsīt) Mb.11.23.12.
6) A wicked man.
7) A cheat, rogue.
8) The Āśleṣā Nakṣatra.
11) A milch cow.
13) The navel.
14) A cloud. अहिर्वृत्रासुरे सर्पे (ahirvṛtrāsure sarpe)... च दुर्जने (ca durjane) | Nm.
-hī (du.) Heaven and earth. [cf., L. anguis, Gr. ehis].Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-hiḥ) 1. A snake or serpent. 2. The sun. 3. A traveller. 4. Lead. 5. The name of a demon: see vṛtrāsura. 6. A name of Rahu, the ascending node. E. āṅ prefixed to han to hurt, in Unadi affix; injuring all or every thing, the ā of āṅ is made short.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ahi (अहि).—i. e. probably *aṃh + i (cf. aṃhas), A snake, [Kirātārjunīya] 5, 47.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ahi (अहि).—[masculine] serpent, [especially] the demon Vṛtra.
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Ahī (अही).—[masculine] serpent, a cert. serpent-demon.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Ahi (अहि):—m. (√aṃh), a snake, [Ṛg-veda] etc.
2) the serpent of the sky, the demon Vṛtra, [Ṛg-veda]
3) (See also ahirbudhnyas below)
4) a cloud, [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska]
5) water, [ib.]
6) the sun, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
7) a Name of Rāhu, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
8) a traveller, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
9) the navel, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
10) lead, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
11) (in [arithmetic]) the number eight
12) Name of a Ṛṣi (with the patron. auśanasa) and of another (with the patron. paidva).
13) [Zend] aži; [Latin] angui-s; [Greek] ἔχι-ς, ἔχιδνα, ἔγχελυς, and ὄφις; [Lithuanian] ungury-s; [Russian] ūgorj; [Armenian] ôz; [German] unc.
14) Ahī (अही):—[from ahi] a m. (only [genitive case] sg. [nominative case] and [accusative] [plural] ahyas; [genitive case] [plural] ahīnām) a snake, [Ṛg-veda ix, 77, 3; x, 139, 6]
15) [v.s. ...] Name of a demon conquered by Indra and his companions, [Ṛg-veda x, 138, 1 and 144, 4] (cf. ahīśuva sub voce)
16) [v.s. ...] f. a cow, [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska]
17) [v.s. ...] f. [dual number] heaven and earth, [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska]
18) [from ahir-budhnya] b See, [ib.]
19) Āhi (आहि):—[=ā-√hi] [Ātmanepada] (3. [plural] ā-hinvire, [Ṛg-veda ix, 74, 8]) to carry near;
—to procure.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ahi (अहि):—(hiḥ) 2. m. A demon serpent; a snake; the sun; Rahu; lead; a traveller.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Ahi (अहि):—(nm) a serpent, snake; ~[cchatraka] a mushroom; ~[nirmoka] slough.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
1) Ahi (अहि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Adhi.
2) Ahi (अहि) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ahi.
3) Ahī (अही) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Adhī.
4) Ahī (अही) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ahī.
5) Āhi (आहि) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ādhi.
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] any of a limbless suborder (Serpentes order Squamata) of reptiles with an elongated, scaly body, lidless eyes, and a tapering tail, some species of which have a poisonous bite; a snake.
2) [noun] (myth.) Vřtra, the demon of darkness slain by Indra, the Lord of gods.
3) [noun] (myth.) the planet Rāhu, eighth of the nine planet-gods, believed to eclipse the moon.
4) [noun] a person who travels; a traveller.
5) [noun] the sun.
6) [noun] the ninth of twenty eight lunar mansions.
7) [noun] a rogue; a cheat; a wicked man.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+480): Ahi-danda, Ahi-muhurta, Ahiaa, Ahiai, Ahiari, Ahibala, Ahibalacakra, Ahibhanu, Ahibhanuraga, Ahibhava, Ahibhaya, Ahibhayada, Ahibhrit, Ahibhuj, Ahibhukku, Ahibija, Ahibradhna, Ahibradhnadevata, Ahicakra, Ahicchatra.
Ends with (+351): Abhisaddahi, Abhisandahi, Abhivahi, Adhanagahi, Adhikarashahi, Adhitthahi, Agahi, Aggahi, Agrahi, Ahutishahi, Ajjhavodahi, Ajjhogahi, Alahi, Amosahi, Amtarvahi, Anadvahi, Anahi, Anamatavahi, Andhahi, Annahi.
Full-text (+163): Ahitundika, Ahirani, Ahikanta, Ahiphena, Ahipati, Adhi, Ahiputraka, Ahibhaya, Ahinara, Ahidvish, Ahivati, Ahihatya, Ahihan, Ahicakra, Ahividvish, Nirvlayani, Ahinakulika, Ahipataka, Ahimaya, Ahighni.
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The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
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Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Sankhayana-grihya-sutra (by Hermann Oldenberg)
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)