Ahonisha, Ahoniśa, Ahan-nisha: 1 definition



Ahonisha 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.

The Sanskrit term Ahoniśa can be transliterated into English as Ahonisa or Ahonisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ahoniśa (अहोनिश).—[ahaśca niśā ca samā° dva°] a day and night, a whole day; तस्य सोहर्निशस्यान्ते प्रसुप्तः प्रतिबुद्धयते (tasya soharniśasyānte prasuptaḥ pratibuddhayate) Ms.1.74,4.97.

-śam ind. day and night, during the whole day, continually.

Derivable forms: ahoniśam (अहोनिशम्).

Ahoniśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ahan and niśa (निश).

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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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