Baha, aka: Bāhā, Bāha; 4 Definition(s)


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Pali-English dictionary

bāhā : (f.) the arm; a post; a handle.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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)

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

Bāha (बाह).—

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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English 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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