Apaharana, Apaharaṇa: 19 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Apaharan.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Apaharaṇa (अपहरण):—Wasting with discolouration

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Apahāraṇa (अपहारण) refers to “theft (of one’s things)” (in dreams), according to the Svacchanda-tantra.—Accordingly, [verse 4.21-27, while describing inauspicious dreams]—“[...] [He dreams of] the destruction of houses, palaces, beds, clothes, and seats; defeat of oneself  in battle and theft of ones things (ātmadravya-apahāraṇa). [He] ascends or is amongst donkeys, camels, dogs, jackals, and herons, vultures, and cranes. [He rides on] buffalos, owls, and crows, eats cooked meat, [wears a] red garland, and ointment for the body. [...]”

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

apaharaṇa : (nt.) removal; stealing.

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

Apaharaṇa, (nt.) = apahara Miln.195. (Page 53)

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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

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

apaharaṇa (अपहरण).—n (S) Seizing or taking away from; robbing, plundering, stripping.

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

apaharaṇa (अपहरण).—n apahāra m Taking away from, robbing, plundering.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Apaharaṇa (अपहरण).—

1) Taking or carrying away, removing.

2) Stealing.

Derivable forms: apaharaṇam (अपहरणम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Apaharaṇa (अपहरण).—(°-) (nt. ?), in Jātakamālā 88.10, see s.v. āharaṇa; perhaps piloting (a ship) out (of harbor)?

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

Apaharaṇa (अपहरण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) 1. Taking away, carrying off, stealing, &c. 2. Taking back, resuming. E. apa before, hṛ to take, lyuṭ aff.

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

Apaharaṇa (अपहरण).—i. e. apa-hṛ + ana, n. 1. Taking away, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 180, 21. 2. Stealing, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 9, 293.

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

Apaharaṇa (अपहरण).—[neuter] taking away, robbing.

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

1) Apaharaṇa (अपहरण):—[=apa-haraṇa] [from apa-hṛ] n. taking away, carrying off

2) [v.s. ...] stealing, [Manu-smṛti]

3) [v.s. ...] keeping off all contrarieties, [Jātakamālā]

4) Apahāraṇa (अपहारण):—[=apa-hāraṇa] [from apa-hṛ] n. causing to take away.

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

Apaharaṇa (अपहरण):—[tatpurusha compound] n.

(-ṇam) 1) Taking away, carrying off, re-moving.

2) (In Law.) The same as steya, stealing or robbing, viz. ‘taking a thing either with, or without, the knowledge of the owner, by force or by stealth, or without a valid title’; compare the following definition of the Mitākshara: apaharaṇaśabdena samakṣaṃ parokṣaṃ vā balāccauryeṇa vā krayādisvatvahetuṃ vinā grahaṇamucyate (and the following of steya by Kātyāyana: pracchannaṃ vā prakāśaṃ vā niśāyāmathavā divā . yatparadravyaharaṇaṃ steyaṃ tatparikīrtitam; the term steya being also applied, in law, to the appropriation of goods without a valid title; compare e. g. the Dāyabhāga for the definition of stena, ‘ya eva hi parasyedamiti viśeṣeṇa jānānaḥ parasve svatvahetumantareṇaiva svatvamāropayati sa stena iti lokaprasiddhorthaḥ’). See also apahāra. E. hṛ with apa, kṛt aff. lyuṭ.

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Apahāraṇa (अपहारण):—[tatpurusha compound] n.

(-ṇam) Causing or ordering to take away, to remove, to rob; e. g. svarāṣṭraṃ vāsayedrājā paradeśāpahāraṇāt . athavā dānamānābhyāṃ vāsitaṃ dhanadaṃ hi tat ‘a king will make his kingdom inhabitable either by the annexation of other countries, or by conferring gifts or honours, for inhabitable is a country which yields wealth’. (Various readings in this verse of the Hitop. are paradeśāvagāhanāt and paradeśāpavāhanāt.) E. hṛ in the caus., with apa, kṛt aff. lyuṭ.

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

Apaharaṇa (अपहरण):—[apa-haraṇa] (ṇaṃ) 1. n. Taking away.

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

Apaharaṇa (अपहरण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Avaharaṇa, Oharaṇa.

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Apaharana in German

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Apaharaṇa (अपहरण) [Also spelled apaharan]:—(nm) abduction; kidnapping; usurpation; ~[hartā] abductor; kidnapper; usurper; ~[haraṇa karanā] to abduct; to kidnap; to usurp.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Apaharaṇa (ಅಪಹರಣ):—

1) [noun] the act or an instance of stealing; theft.

2) [noun] the taking of personal property without consent and with the intention of permanently depriving the owner of it; larceny.

3) [noun] holding and carrying off (a person) against that person’s will, by force or fraud; stealing a child for a ransom; abduction; kidnapping.

4) [noun] a taking control forcibly of (an aircraft, bus, ship, etc.), esp. in order to go to a non-scheduled or pre-determined destination or to get some demands fulfilled.

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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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