Dahara: 8 definitions


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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

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

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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)

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit 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 Udānavarga xvi.7, 8 even where meter demands dahra! (in corresp. Pali verse, Dhammapada (Pali) 382, daharo metrically correct, with other different readings): ahaṃ ca vṛddhas tvaṃ ca daharo Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 106.14 (prose); (śākyaiḥ) vṛddha-dahara-madhyamaiḥ Lalitavistara 82.4 (prose); daharā (mss. °ro) ca madhyā ca mahallakā ca Mahāvastu i.262.18 (verse; dahrā would be as good metrical(ly)); dahara-manohara(ḥ) Sukhāvatīvyūha 25.14 (prose), youthfully charming; as v.l. along with dahra Mahāvyutpatti 4081; 8734 (Mironov dahra); others, Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 293.4; 311.11; 318.2; Lalitavistara 241.17; Mahāvastu ii.41.2; 63.7; 78.18, 19; 79.4 ff.; iii.48.16; 294.20; 457.9; Divyāvadāna 116.16; Avadāna-śataka ii.71.6; Gaṇḍavyūha 127.19; 129.3; 136.24 etc.; (2) Dahara-Sūtra (= Pali D° Sutta, viz. SN i.68 ff.), name of a sūtra by which Buddha converted King Prasenajit, as in Pali King Pasenadi: Avadāna-śataka i.36.7; also called Daharopama Sūtra, Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya iv.62.3.

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

Dahara (दहर).—and dahra dahra (forms of dabhra), I. adj. 1. Small, subtile. Ii. The cavity of the heart, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 3, 12, 44.

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

Dahara (दहर).—[adjective] small, fine.

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

1) Dahara (दहर):—mfn. ([from] dobhra) small, fine, thin, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad viii, 1, l; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra xiv; Kena-upaniṣad] ([varia lectio] dabhra), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa x]

2) young in age, [Lalita-vistara vii, 72; Saddharma-puṇḍarīka]

3) m. a younger brother, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) a child, [Horace H. Wilson]

5) a young animal, [Horace H. Wilson]

6) a mouse, [Gautama-dharma-śāstra; Yājñavalkya iii, 279/271]

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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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