Ahina, Ahīna: 15 definitions


Ahina means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, biology. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Ahīna (अहीन).—The son of Sahadeva. Father of Jayatsena.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 68. 10.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Hindupedia: The Hindu Encyclopedia

Ahīna literally means ‘lasting for several days’.

Sacrifices are considered to be the links between men and gods like Indra. Ahīna is one of the several kinds which come under the Soma group of sacrifices. It is a general nomenclature for all Soma sacrifices wherein the extraction of the soma juice is spread over several days. Hence it is named as ‘Ahīna,’ ‘that which takes several days to perform’.

An Ahīna always begins on a full-moon day. The extraction of soma juice may spread over 2 to 12 days. It should always end with an Atirātra (another Soma sacrifice spread over a day and night), along with the dikṣā (consecration of the sacrificer at the beginning) and upasad (another small sacrifice of the iṣṭi type). The whole sacrifice should not extend beyond a month. The well-known Aśvamedha sacrifice belongs to the Ahīna group.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Ahina in the Assamese language is the name of a plant identified with Leea indica (Burm.f.) Merr. from the Vitaceae (Grape) family. For the possible medicinal usage of ahina, 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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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ahīna (अहीन).—a.

1) Unimpaired, whole, entire, all; भृतभूति रहीनभोगभाक् (bhṛtabhūti rahīnabhogabhāk) Śiśupālavadha 16.71.

2) Not inferior, great; अहि नबाहुद्रविणः शशास (ahi nabāhudraviṇaḥ śaśāsa) R.18.14;9.5.

3) Not deprived of possessed of; वेदयज्ञैरहीनानाम् (vedayajñairahīnānām) Manusmṛti 2.183.

4) Not outcast or vile.

5) (ahobhiḥ sādhyate, ahan-kha rātryahaḥ saṃvatsarā P.V.1.37) Lasting for several days; द्वयहीन, त्र्यहीन (dvayahīna, tryahīna) &c.

-naḥ 1 A sacrifice lasting for several days, (-nam also) Manusmṛti 11.198.

2) A large snake.

3) The lord of serpents, Vāsuki (ahi-inaḥ).

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

Ahīna (अहीन).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) 1. Possessed of, not deprived of. 2. Not out-caste or vile. E. a neg. hīna deprived of. m.

(-naḥ) 1. A large snake, a serpent. 2. A particular sacrifice, one lasting twelve days. E. ahi a snake, and ina superior, or ahan a day, and kha aff.

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

Ahīna (अहीन).—m. The name of a sacrifice, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 11, 197.

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

Ahīna (अहीन).—1. [adjective] lasting several days; [masculine] a sacrifice lasting several days.

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Ahīna (अहीन).—2. [adjective] unimpaired, whole, entire, not deficient in ([instrumental]).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Ahīna (अहीन) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Sv. Oppert. 4651.

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

1) Ahīna (अहीन):—[from ahan] 1a See ss.vv.

2) Ahina (अहिन):—= 1. ahīna, [Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā]

3) Ahīna (अहीन):—1b m. ([from] ahan, [Pāṇini 6-4, 145]) ‘lasting several days’, a sacrifice lasting several days, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa; Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra] etc.

4) n. idem [commentator or commentary] on [Manu-smṛti xi, 197]

5) mfn. only ifc. with numerals (cf. [Pāṇini 5-1, 87 and vi, 4, 145]) e.g. try-ahīna, dvyahīna, qq.vv.

6) [=a-hīna] 2. a-hīna mfn. unimpaired, whole, entire, full, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa] etc.

7) [v.s. ...] ‘not deprived of’, not withdrawing from ([instrumental case]), [Manu-smṛti ii, 183]

8) [v.s. ...] not defective or inferior, excellent, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Raghuvaṃśa xviii, 13]

9) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a prince, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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

Ahīna (अहीन):—[a-hīna] (naḥ-nā-naṃ) a. Having not outcaste. m. A large serpent.

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

Ahīna (अहीन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ahīṇa.

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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) Ahīṇa (अहीण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Adhīna.

2) Ahīṇa (अहीण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ahīna.

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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

Ahīna (ಅಹೀನ):—[adjective] not of mean or base quality or birth; having good qualities.

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Ahīna (ಅಹೀನ):—[noun] (myth.) the king of serpents; Vāsuki.

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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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