Avaha, Āvaha, Āvāha, Avahā: 13 definitions

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Avaha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Āvaha (आवह).—A Vāyu. (Mahābhārata, Śānti Parva, Chapter 328, Verse 37).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Āvaha (आवह).—A wind that helps āgneya clouds to rain:1 one of the seven maruts;2 controls the mūka clouds.3

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 22. 34; III. 5. 82; 71. 112.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 163. 32.
  • 3) Vāyu-purāṇa 51. 32, 49; 67. 114.

1b) A son of Gāndini.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 111.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Āvāha.—(CII 1), marriage of a son; cf. vivāha, ‘marriage of a daughter’. Note: āvāha is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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A-vaha.—(EI 26), refers to the freedom of the gift village from the obligation of carrying loads of the touring officers, etc., or of supplying a horse to them free of charges. Note: a-vaha is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

āvaha : (adj.) (in cpds.), bringing; bearing; conducive. || āvāha (m.) taking in marriage; wedding.

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

Āvāha, (ā + vah) taking in marriage, lit. carrying away to oneself, marriage D. I, 99; J. VI, 363; SnA 273, 448; DhA. IV, 7. Often in cpd. ā° vivāha(ka) lit. leading to (one’s home) & leading away (from the bride’s home), wedding feast D. III, 183 (°ka); J. I, 452; VvA. 109, 157. (v. l. °ka). (Page 112)

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Āvaha, (adj.) (-°) (fr. ā + vah) bringing, going, causing Pv. II, 924 (sukh°); Vv 2211 (id); Dāvs II. 37; PvA. 86 (upakār°), 116 (anatth°); Sdhp. 15, 98, 206. (Page 112)

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

āvaha (आवह).—a S That brings, conveys, confers, occasions. In comp. as guṇāvaha, sukhāvaha, duḥkhāvaha, dō- ṣāvaha, saṅkaṭāvaha, hitāvāha, śōkāvaha, bhayāvaha, harṣā- vaha, kalyāṇāvaha Producing effect, pleasure, pain, blame, trouble, advantage &c.

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

āvaha (आवह).—a Used in Compounds in the sense of, that which brings, con- veys, confers.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avaha (अवह).—a.

1) Not carrying.

2) Having no stream.

-haḥ A kind of wind.

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Avahā (अवहा).—3 P. To leave, abandon रयिं न कश्चिन्ममृवाँ अवाहाः (rayiṃ na kaścinmamṛvāṃ avāhāḥ) Rv.1.116.3.

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Āvaha (आवह).—a. (As last member of comp.) Producing, leading or tending to, bringing on; क्लेशावहा भर्तुरलक्षणाऽहम् (kleśāvahā bharturalakṣaṇā'ham) R.14.5; so दुःख°, भय°, क्षय° (duḥkha°, bhaya°, kṣaya°) &c.

-haḥ 1 Name of one of the seven winds or bands of air, usually assigned to the भुवर्लोक (bhuvarloka) or atmospheric region between the भूर्लोक (bhūrloka) and स्वर्लोक (svarloka).

2) One of the seven tongues of fire.

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Āvāha (आवाह).—

1) Marrying.

2) A religious observance; आवाहाश्च विवाहाश्च सह सूतैर्मया कृताः (āvāhāśca vivāhāśca saha sūtairmayā kṛtāḥ) Mb.5.141.14;13.63.33.

Derivable forms: āvāhaḥ (आवाहः).

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

Āvāha (आवाह).—m. (= Pali id.), taking in marriage, taking to wife; as in Pali, compounded or associated with vivāha (q.v. in [Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary]) giving (a girl) in marriage: Mahāvyutpatti 9465 = Tibetan bag mar blaṅ(s) pa (vivāha 9466 = bag mar btaṅ ba); āvāha-vivāha-, [compound], Bodhisattvabhūmi 7.7; 267.12, taking and giving in marriage; often rendered, approximately, mar- riage of a son and of a daughter; āvāho vā vivāho vā Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.119.3; iii.138.9. Sanskrit vivāha marriage seems usually to have no such limitation of meaning, but perhaps āvāha and vivāha have the [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] mgs. in Mbh 13.3232 (otherwise [Boehtlingk and Roth] 5.1124).

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

Āvaha (आवह).—mfn.

(-haḥ-hā-haṃ) What bears or conveys. m.

(-haḥ) One of the seven winds. E. āṅ before vaha to bear, ac aff.

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

Āvaha (आवह).—[-ā-vah + a], adj., f. . 1. Bringing, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 23, 13. 2. Causing, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 14, 5.

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

Āvaha (आवह).—[adjective] bringing, causing (—°).

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Āvāha (आवाह).—[masculine] na [neuter] invitation.

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Avahā (अवहा).—leave, relinquish, give up. [Passive][Middle] remain behind, fall short or be deficient.

Avahā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ava and (हा).

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

1) Avahā (अवहा):—[=ava-hā] -√3. ([Aorist] 3. sg. avahāh [for hās-t], perf. 3. sg. -jahā [indeclinable participle] -hāya) to leave, quit, [Ṛg-veda i, 116, 3 and viii, 45, 37; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Mahābhārata xiii, 6208] [Passive voice] hīyate ([future] -hasyate, [Kāṭhaka]) to be left remaining, remain behind, [Mahābhārata iii, 11558], ‘to remain behind’ id est. to be excelled, [Rāmāyaṇa v, 2, 11,] (1. sg. hīye) to be abandoned, [Ṛg-veda x, 34, 5] [Causal] ([Aorist] [subjunctive] 2. sg. -jīhipas) to cause to remain behind on or to deviate from (a path [ablative]), [Ṛg-veda iii, 53, 9.]

2) Āvaha (आवह):—[=ā-vaha] [from ā-vah] mf(ā)n. bringing, bringing to pass, producing

3) [v.s. ...] what bears or conveys, [Manu-smṛti; Bhagavad-gītā; Rāmāyaṇa; Pañcatantra] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of one of the seven winds or bands of air (that which is usually assigned to the bhuvar-loka or atmospheric region between the bhūr-loka and svar-loka), [Harivaṃśa]

5) [v.s. ...] one of the seven tongues of fire.

6) Āvāha (आवाह):—[=ā-vāha] [from ā-vah] m. inviting, invitation, [Mahābhārata]

7) [v.s. ...] marrying, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] Name of a son of Śvaphalka, [Harivaṃśa]

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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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