Ehi: 4 definitions


Ehi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Ehi, (imper. of eti) come, come here Sn.165; J II 159; VI, 367; DhA.I, 49. In the later language part. of exhortation = Gr. a)/ge, Lat. age, “come on” DhA.II, 91; PvA.201 (+ tāva = a)/ge dή). ehipassika (adj.) (ehi + passa + ika) of the Dhamma, that which invites every man to come to see for himself, open to all, expld. at Vism.216 as “ehi, passa imaṃ dhamman ti evaṃ pavattaṃ ehi-passavidhaṃ arahatī ti”, D.II, 217; III, 5, 227; S.I, 9; IV, 41, 272; V, 343; A.I, 158; II, 198. ehibhadantika one who accepts an invitation D.I, 166; M.I, 342; II, 161; A.I, 295; II, 206. ehi bhikkhu “come bhikkhu!” the oldest formula of admission to the order Vin.I, 12; III, 24; DhA.I, 87; J.I, 82; f. ehi bhikkhunī Vin.IV, 214 pl. etha bhikkhavo DhA.I, 95. ehibhikkhu-pabbajjā initiation into Bhikkhuship SnA 456. ehibhikkhubhāva —state of being invited to join the Saṅgha, admission to the Order J.I, 82, 86; DhA.II, 32; SnA 456. ehisāgata-(& svāgata-)vādin a man of courtesy (lit. one who habitually says: “come you are welcome”) D.I, 116; Vin.II, 11; III, 181. (Page 162)

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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 dictionary

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

1) Ehi (एहि):—1. ehi ([imperative] 2. sg. of ā-√i), come near!

2) 2. ehi m. Name of a man [gana] śārṅgaravādi, [Pāṇini 4-1, 73.]

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Ehi 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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