Ahibhanu, Ahibhānu, Ahi-bhanu: 5 definitions



Ahibhanu 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.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ahibhānu (अहिभानु).—a. Ved.

1) shining like serpents.

2) causing the motion of the sun (sūryagatihetu) as the wind; an epithet of the Maruts; मरुतो अहिभानवः (maruto ahibhānavaḥ) Rv. 1.175.1.

Ahibhānu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ahi and bhānu (भानु).

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

Ahibhānu (अहिभानु).—[adjective] shining like serpents.

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

Ahibhānu (अहिभानु):—[=ahi-bhānu] [from ahi] mfn. shining like serpents (Name of the Maruts), [Ṛg-veda i, 172, 1] ([vocative case])

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Ahibhānu (अहिभानु):—(a + bhā) adj. scheinend wie Schlangen: die Marut [Ṛgveda 1, 172, 1] (voc.).

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

Ahibhānu (अहिभानु):—Adj. glänzend wie eine Schlange [Ṛgveda (roth). ]

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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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