Dahara; 5 Definition(s)


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dahara : (adj.) young in years. (m.) a boy.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Dahara, (adj.) (Sk. dahara & dahra for dabhra to dabhnoti to be or make short or deficient, to deceive) small, little, delicate, young; a young boy, youth, lad D.I, 80, 115; S.I, 131; II, 279 (daharo ce pi paññavā); M.I, 82; II, 19, 66; A.V, 300; Sn.216, 420 (yuvā+), 578 (d. ca mahantā ye bālā ye ca paṇḍitā sabbe maccuvasaṃ yanti); J.I, 88 (daharadahare dārake ca dārikāyo), 291 (°itthī a young wife); II, 160, 353; III, 393; Dh.382; Pv IV.150 (yuvā); DhA.I, 397 (sāmaṇera); DA.I, 197 (bhikkhū), 223 (=taruṇa), 284 (id.); PvA.148; VvA.76; ThA.239, 251. Opposed to mahallaka J.IV, 482; to vuḍḍha Vism.100. ‹-› f. daharā Vv 315 (young wife) (+yuvā VvA.129) & daharī J.IV, 35; V, 521; Miln.48 (dārikā). (Page 318)

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

Dahara (दहर).—a. [dah-ar] Small, subtle, fine, thin; अस्मिन् ब्रह्मपुरे दहरं पुण्डरीकं वेश्म (asmin brahmapure daharaṃ puṇḍarīkaṃ veśma) Ch. Up.8.1.1.

2) Young in age.

3) Unintelligible.

-raḥ 1 A child, an infant.

2) Any young animal.

3) A younger brother.

4) The cavity of the heart, or the heart itself; परिसरपद्धतिं हृदयमारुणयो दहरम् (parisarapaddhatiṃ hṛdayamāruṇayo daharam) Bhāg.1.87.18; दहरकुहरवर्ती देवता चक्रवर्ती (daharakuharavartī devatā cakravartī) Viś. Guṇā.459.

5) A mouse or rat.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dahara (दहर).—(1) adj. (= Pali id.; Sanskrit not in this sense; compare next, and dahra, which is far less common), young; common in prose and verses alike, in Ud xvi.7, 8 even where meter demands dahra! (in corresp. Pali verse, Dhp. 382, daharo metrically correct, with other different readings): ahaṃ ca vṛddhas tvaṃ ca daharo SP 106.14 (prose); (śākyaiḥ) vṛddha-dahara-madhyamaiḥ LV 82.4 (prose); daharā (mss. °ro) ca madhyā ca mahallakā ca Mv i.262.18 (verse; dahrā would be as good metr.); dahara-manohara(ḥ) Sukh 25.14 (prose), youthfully charming; as v.l. along with dahra Mvy 4081; 8734 (Mironov dahra); others, SP 293.4; 311.11; 318.2; LV 241.17; Mv ii.41.2; 63.7; 78.18, 19; 79.4 ff.; iii.48.16; 294.20; 457.9; Divy 116.16; Av ii.71.6; Gv 127.19; 129.3; 136.24 etc.; (2) Dahara-Sūtra (= Pali D° Sutta, viz. SN i.68 ff.), n. of a sūtra by which Buddha converted King Prasenajit, as in Pali King Pasenadi: Av i.36.7; also called Daharopama Sūtra, MSV iv.62.3.

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

Dahara (दहर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) Thin, small, fine. m.

(-raḥ) 1. A rat, a mouse. 2. A young animal. 3. A younger brother. 4. A child, an infant. E. dah to burn, affix ara .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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