Ahita, Āhita, Ahitā: 19 definitions


Ahita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Ahit.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Ahitā (अहिता).—A river of ancient Bhārata. (Mahābhārata, Bhīṣma Parva, Śloka 21, Chapter 9).

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ahita (अहित) refers to “unwholesome (speech)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.33 (“The appeasement of Himavat”).—Accordingly, as Vasiṣṭha said to Himavat (Himācala): “[...] It is only an enemy, though keen in intellect, who says what is pleasing to the ears now but what transpires to be untrue and unwholesome (ahita) afterwards. He never speaks wholesome things. Only a virtuous and sympathetic friend will speak such words as are unpleasant in the beginning but conducive to happiness in the end. But the third variety of behaviour nectar-like to the ears, conducive to happiness on all occasions, essential and truthful is considered to be the most excellent. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Ahita (अहित).—An Yakṣa—a son of Devajanī and Maṇvara.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 129.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Ahita (अहित) refers to “unwholesomeness”, as mentioned in verse 5.1-2 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] vitalizing, refreshing, pleasing one’s stomach, satisfying, stimulating one’s intellect, thin, of indistinct taste, savoury, cold, light, (and) nectar-like (is) Ganges water fallen from the sky; (as it is), however, touched by sun, moon, and wind (in falling), it is largely dependent upon place and time so far as its wholesomeness and unwholesomeness [viz., hita-ahita] are concerned”.

Note: Ahita (“unwholesome”) has been translated by by gnod-pa (“harmful”).

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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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Gitashastra (science of music)

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (gita)

Ahita (अहित) or Ahitamārga refers to one of the four Mārgas or “ways of playing drum”, according to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, an ancient Sanskrit text which (being encyclopedic in nature) deals with a variety of cultural topics such as arts, architecture, music, grammar and astronomy.—According to the Nāṭyaśāstra as well as the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, the mārgas are related in connection with their projection of different sentiments. The instruments should be played in different mārgas for the depiction of different sentiments. For example—In the projection of śṛṅgāra and hāsya rasas, the instruments have to be played in ahita-mārga.

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Gitashastra (गीतशास्त्र, gītaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of Music (gita or samgita), which is traditionally divided in Vocal music, Instrumental music and Dance (under the jurisdiction of music). The different elements and technical terms are explained in a wide range of (often Sanskrit) literature.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ahita : (nt.) harm; unkindliness. (adj.) harmful. || āhita (pp.), 1. put in; put up; 2. kindled.

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

Ahita, (adj.-n.) (a + hita) not good or friendly, harmful, bad; unkindliness D.III, 246; Dh.163; Sn.665, 692; Miln.199 (°kāma). (Page 92)

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Āhita, (pp. of ā + dhā) put up, heaped; provided with fuel (of a fire), blazing Sn.18 (gini = ābhato jalito vā SnA 28). See sam°. (Page 117)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ahita (अहित).—n (S) Disadvantage, detriment, injury, harm.

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ahita (अहित).—a (S) Disadvantageous or detrimental. 2 Inimical or hostile.

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āhita (आहित).—p S Fixed, placed, set, established, deposited.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

ahita (अहित).—n Disadvantage. Injury. a Dis- advantageous; hostile.

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āhita (आहित).—a Fixed, set, established.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ahita (अहित).—a.

1) Not placed, put, or fixed.

2) Unfit, improper; चतुर्णामपि वर्णानां प्रेत्य चेह हिताहितान् (caturṇāmapi varṇānāṃ pretya ceha hitāhitān) Manusmṛti 3.2.

3) Hurtful, detrimental, harmful, injurious, prejudicial,

4) Disadvantageous, evil.

5) Inimical, hostile.

-taḥ An enemy; अहिताननिलोद्धूतैस्तर्जयन्निव केतुभिः (ahitānaniloddhūtaistarjayanniva ketubhiḥ) R.4.28,9.17, 11.68; तदहितयुवतेरभीक्ष्णमक्ष्णोः (tadahitayuvaterabhīkṣṇamakṣṇoḥ) Śiśupālavadha 7.57 rival; अवाच्यवादांश्च बहून्वदिष्यन्ति तवाहिताः (avācyavādāṃśca bahūnvadiṣyanti tavāhitāḥ) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 2.36; K.5,77.

-tam 1 Damage.

2) Food.

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Āhita (आहित).—p. p.

1) Placed, set, deposited; मनस्याहितकर्तव्याः (manasyāhitakartavyāḥ) Kumārasambhava 2.62 bearing in mind what they had to do; भारती- माहितभराम् (bhāratī- māhitabharām) Śiśupālavadha 2.69 full of deep meaning.

2) Given, imparted.

3) Entertained, felt.

4) Comprising, containing.

5) Performed, done.

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

Ahita (अहित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Hostile, inimical. 2. Hurtful, prejudicial. m.

(-taḥ) An enemy. n.

(-taṃ) Food, &c. contra-indicated in a disease. E. a neg. and hita friendly, fit, proper.

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Āhita (आहित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Placed, deposited. 2. Entertained, felt. 3. Comprising, containing. 4. Made, done. E. āṅ before dhā to have or hold, part. affix kta, form irr.

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

Ahita (अहित).—[adjective] unfit, improper, bad, wrong, evil, hostile. [masculine] enemy; [neuter] evil, misfortune, ill luck.

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Āhita (आहित).—[adjective] put on ([especially] of wood put on fire), placed, deposited, pledged, performed, done; being in, resting on (—°).

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

1) Ahita (अहित):—[=a-hita] mfn. unfit, improper, [Ṛg-veda viii, 62, 3]

2) [v.s. ...] unadvantageous, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Manu-smṛti iii, 20, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] noxious, hostile, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

4) [v.s. ...] m. an enemy, [Bhagavad-gītā ii, 36; Raghuvaṃśa]

5) [v.s. ...] n. damage, disadvantage, evil, [Āpastamba-dharma-sūtra; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

6) Ahitā (अहिता):—[=a-hitā] [from a-hita] f. Name of a river, [Mahābhārata vi, 328]

7) [v.s. ...] Name of certain veins (cf. also hitā), [Yājñavalkya iii, 108.]

8) Āhita (आहित):—[=ā-hita] [from ā-dhā] a mfn. placed on, placed, deposited, put on [Pāṇini 8-4, 8; Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Mahābhārata] etc.

9) [v.s. ...] added (as fuel to the fire)

10) [v.s. ...] one who has added

11) [v.s. ...] deposited, pledged, pawned [commentator or commentary] on [Yājñavalkya] etc.

12) [v.s. ...] given, delivered

13) [v.s. ...] conceived

14) [v.s. ...] performed, done, effected, [Mahābhārata]

15) [v.s. ...] entertained, felt, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

16) [v.s. ...] comprising, containing.

17) [v.s. ...] n. a [particular] mode of fighting ([varia lectio] a-h°), [Harivaṃśa]

18) [=ā-hita] b and ā-hiti See ā-√dhā.

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

1) Ahita (अहित):—[a-hita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Hostile. m. An enemy.

2) Āhita (आहित):—[ā-hita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Placed; done.

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

Āhita (आहित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Addahiya, Ahiya, Āhiya.

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Ahita 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Ahita (अहित) [Also spelled ahit]:—(nm) harm, damage, injury; evil; ~[kara] harmful, injurious, detrimental.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ahita (ಅಹಿತ):—

1) [adjective] being uncomfortable; causing illness.

2) [adjective] that is not friendly; having or showing ill will; antagonistic; hostile.

3) [adjective] that is unpleasant.

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Ahita (ಅಹಿತ):—

1) [noun] one that is antagonistic to another; an enemy; a foe.

2) [noun] damage, injury or harm that results in loss in soundness or value.

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Āhita (ಆಹಿತ):—[adjective] placed; deposited; kept.

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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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