Baha, Bāhā, Bāha: 7 definitions
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
bāhā : (f.) the arm; a post; a handle.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Bāhā, (f.) (a specific Pali doublet of bāhu, q. v. It is on the whole restricted to certain phrases, but occurs side by side of bāhu in others, like pacchā-bāhaṃ & °bāhuṃ, bāhaṃ & bāhuṃ pasāreti) 1. the arm A. II, 67=III, 45 (°bala); Vin. II, 105; J. III, 62; V, 215 (°mudu). pacchā-bāhaṃ arm(s) behind (his back) D. I, 245 (gāḷhabandhanaṃ baddha). bāhaṃ pasāreti to stretch out the arm D. I, 222=M. I, 252≈. bāhāyaṃ gahetvā taking (him or her) by the arm D. I, 221 sq. ; M. I, 365 (nānā-bāhāsu g.); PvA. 148. bāhā paggayha reaching or stretching out one’s arms (as sign of supplication) D. II, 139; J. V, 267; PvA. 92 and passim.—2. not quite certain, whether “post” of a door or a “screen” (from bahati3), the former more likely. Only —° in ālambana° post to hold on to, a balustrade Vin. II, 120, 152; dvāra° doorpost D. II, 190; Pv. I, 51. Cp. bāhitikā.—aṭṭhi (bāh°) arm-bone KhA 50.—paramparāya arm in arm Vin. III, 126. (Page 486)
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) The arm.
2) A horse.
Derivable forms: bāhaḥ (बाहः).
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Bāhā (बाहा).—The arm; मां प्रत्यालिङ्गेतोगताभिः शाखाबाहाभिः (māṃ pratyāliṅgetogatābhiḥ śākhābāhābhiḥ) Ś.4.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Bāhā (बाहा).—(= Sanskrit Lex. and, rare and late, lit., Schmidt, Nachträge; Pali and AMg. id.; not ‘specific’ to Pali, as stated in [Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary]) = Sanskrit bāhu, arm: only noted in Mahāvastu, i.55.14; 56.8, 9 (in same phrase 55.1 bāhuṃ); 347.9, read with mss. bāhāyāṃ (loc.) bāhāṃ pragṛhya; ii.136.18; 159.9; 192.10; 282.4; iii.313.12; 354.3 ff.; 407.21; 425.15, 16, 22.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-haḥ-hā) 1. The arm. 2. A horse. E. bāh to endeavour, aff. ac; it is sometimes read vāha .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Bāha (बाह).—I. m., and f. hā, The arm. Ii. m. A horse (vb. vah).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Bāha (बाह):—m. the arm = 1. bāhu, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (also f(ā). , [Uṇādi-sūtra i, 28])
2) a horse, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (See vāha)
3) mfn. firm, strong, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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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