Bhiti, Bhīti: 18 definitions


Bhiti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Toxicology (Study and Treatment of poison)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Bhīti (भीति, “fear”) refers to one of the eight causes of snake-bites (daṣṭa-kāraṇa), as taught in the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Agadatantra or Sarpavidyā).—The Kāśyapasaṃhitā cites eight reasons that cause snake-bites which are—fear (bhīti), intoxication, hunger, attack, pride, lack of dwelling, previous enmity and fate.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Bhīti (भीति) is the name of a vidyā subdued by Rāvaṇa, according to the Jain Ramayana and chapter 7.1 [origin of the rākṣasavaṃśa and vānaravaṃśa] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly, “[...] Rāvaṇa, knowing the highest good, not considering it worthless, remained motionless like a high mountain, absorbed in preeminent meditation. ‘Well done! Well done!’ was the cry of gods in the sky, and the Yakṣa-servants departed quickly, terrified. One thousand vidyās, the sky being lighted up by them, came to Daśāsya (=Rāvaṇa), saying aloud, ‘We are subject to you.’ [e.g., Bhīti, ...] great vidyās beginning with these were subdued by noble Daśāsya in just a few days because of his former good acts. [...]”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Bhīṭī.—(IA 15), see bhṛṣṭī. Note: bhīṭī 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 mythology, zoology, 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

bhīti : (f.) fear.

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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

bhīti (भीति).—f (S) Fear, dread, apprehension: also fright, terror, alarm.

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

bhīti (भीति).—f Fear, dread; terror, alarm.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhīti (भीति).—f. [bhī-ktin]

1) Fear, apprehension, dread, terror; न भेजिरे भीमविषेण भीतिम् (na bhejire bhīmaviṣeṇa bhītim) Bhartṛhari 2.8.

2) Shaking, tremour.

3) Danger, risk.

Derivable forms: bhītiḥ (भीतिः).

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

Bhīti (भीति).—f.

(-tiḥ) 1. Fear, apprehension. 2. Trembling, shaking. E. bhī to fear, aff. ktin .

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

Bhīti (भीति).—[bhī + ti], f. 1. Fear, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 72; [Hitopadeśa] ii. [distich] 54 (doṣa-, of committing faults). 2. Trembling.

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

Bhīti (भीति).—[feminine] fear, danger of ([ablative] or —°); bhītitas from fear of (—°).

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

1) Bhīti (भीति):—[from bhī] f. fear, alarm, dread, danger (often ifc.), [Yājñavalkya; Kāvya literature etc.]

2) Bhītī (भीती):—[from bhī] f. Name of one of the Mātṛs attending on Skanda, [Mahābhārata] ([Bombay edition])

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

Bhīti (भीति):—(tiḥ) 2. f. Fear; trembling.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Bhīti (भीति) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Bhīi.

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Bhiti in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Bhīti (भीति):—(nf) fear, fright, scare, terror; awe; phobia; ~[kara/kāraka] fearful, frightening, scaring.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhīti (ಭೀತಿ):—

1) [noun] the feeling excited by danger present or impending; fear; fright.

2) [noun] a danger causing this feeling.

3) [noun] the state or fact of trembling as from fear.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Bhīti (भीति):—n. 1. fear; alarm; terror; 2. shaking; tremor;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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