Ativaha, aka: Ativāha; 3 Definition(s)


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Pali-English dictionary

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Ativāha, (fr. ati + vah, cp. Sk. ativahati & abhivāha) carrying, carrying over; a conveyance; one who conveys, i.e. a conductor, guide Th. 1, 616 (said of sīla, good character); J. V, 433.—Cp. ativāhika. (Page 21)

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

Ativāha (अतिवाह).—[atītya dehaṃ anyadehe vāhaḥ prāpaṇam sa. ta.]

1) Passing or conveying of the सूक्ष्मशरीर (sūkṣmaśarīra), the subtle principle of life, to the bodies at the expiry of good actions (adṛṣṭa) contributing to the enjoyment of worldly pleasures.

2) Carrying over.

Derivable forms: ativāhaḥ (अतिवाहः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ativāha (अतिवाह).—(= Pali id.), guide, conductor; only in sārthā-tivāha (-sadṛśa) = sārthavāha (and perhaps m.c.), caravan- leader, merchant: Gv 474.14 (verse).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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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. 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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Ativāhika (अतिवाहिक).—a. [ativāho'styasya-ṭhan] Able to convey to other bodies, See अतिवाह (ati...
Ativāhita (अतिवाहित).—p. p. Spent, passed.-taḥ An inhabitant of the lower world.-tam (sūkṣmaśar...

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