Andhara, Andhāra, Amdhara: 4 definitions


Andhara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit. 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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

andhāra (अंधार).—m sometimes andhārā m (andhakāra S) Darkness lit. fig. andhārīṃujēḍīṃ (sāṅgaṇēṃ, śikaviṇēṃ &c.) To tell darkly and openly; in plain language and by hints; in private and in public; in manifold ways and modes.

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

andhāra (अंधार).—m Darkness.

context information

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Andhāra (अन्धार).—(m. or nt.; § 3.118; = AMg. id., Sanskrit and Pali andhakāra), darkness: (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 61.3 saṃsārāndhāra- cārake, and 66.25 °cāriṇām (both verses, may be m.c.). Cf. next two.

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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) Aṃdhāra (अंधार) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Andhakāra.

2) Aṃdhāra (अंधार) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Andhakāra.

context information

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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