Araha, Āraha: 4 definitions


Araha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

araha : (adj.) worthy of; deserving.

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

Araha, (adj.) (-°) (Vedic arha of arh) 1. worthy of, deserving, entitled to, worth Dh. 195 (pūjā°); Pv. II, 86 (dakkhiṇā°); VvA. 23 (daṇḍa° deserving punishment). frequent in cpd. mahâraha (Sk. mahârgha) worth much, of great value, costly, dear J. I, 50, 58; III, 83, etc. (see mahant).—2. fit for, apt for, suitable PvA. 26 (paribhoga° fit for eating). (Page 76)

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1) Āraha, (nt.) only in pl. gihīnaṃ ārahāni, things proper to laymen, D. III, 163. (Page 108)

2) Āraha, (adj.) metri causa for araha deserving J. VI, 164. (Page 107)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Araha (अरह).—adj. (= Pali id., Sanskrit arha), worthy: nigra-hārahaṃ, pragrahārahaṃ Mahāvastu i.347.18 (prose).

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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) Araha (अरह) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Arhat.

2) Araha (अरह) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Arahas.

3) Araha (अरह) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Aratha.

4) Ārāha (आराह) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ārādha.

5) Ārāha (आराह) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ārādhya.

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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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