Gaha, Gāha: 7 definitions
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
gaha : (m.) 1. one who catches or take possession of. 2. a planet. (nt.), house. || gāha (m.), 1. seizure; grip; 2. obsession; 3. an idea; a view.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
1) Gaha, 2 (Sk. graha, gaṇhāti, q. v. for etym.) “seizer, ” seizing, grasping, a demon, any being or object having a hold upon man. So at S.I, 208 where Sānu is “seized” by an epileptic fit (see note in K.S. I.267, 268). Used of dosa (anger) Dh.251 (exemplified at DhA.III, 362 by ajagara° the grip of a boa, kumbhīla° of a crocodile, yakkha° of a demon). sagaha having crocodiles, full of e. (of the ocean) (+sarakkhasa) It.57. Cp. gahaṇa & saṃ°. (Page 247)
2) Gaha, 1 (see under gaṇhāti) a house, usually in cpds. (see below). J.III, 396 (=the layman’s life; Com. geha).
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Gāha, (fr. gaṇhāti) 1. (n.) seizing, seizure, grip (cp. gaha): canda° suriya° an eclipse (lit. the moon, etc., being seized by a demon) D.I, 10 (=DA.I, 95: Rāhu candaṃ gaṇhāti). Esp. applied to the sphere of the mind; obsession, being possessed (by a thought), an idea, opinion, view, usually as a preconceived idea, a wrong view, misconception. So in definition of diṭṭhi (wrong views) with paṭiggāha & abhinivesa Nd2 271III (on lepa); Pug.22Q Dhs.381 (=obsession like the grip of a crocodile DhsA.253), 1003; Vbh.145, 358. In the same formula as vipariyesa ggāha (wrong view), cp. viparīta° VvA.331 (see diṭṭhi). As doubt & error in anekaṃ sa+g° in definition of kaṅkhā & vicikicchā Nd2 1; Vbh.168; ekaṃsa° & apaṇṇaka° certainty, right thought J.I, 97.—gāhaṃ vissajjeti to give up a preconceived idea J.II, 387.—2. (adj.) act. holding: rasmi° holding the reins Dh.222; dabbi° holding the spoons Pv.II, 953 (=gāhaka PvA.135).—(b) med.-pass. taken: jīvagāha taken alive, in °ṃ gaheti to take (prisoner) alive S.I, 84, karamaragāhaṃ gaheti same J.III, 361 (see kara). (Page 250)
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Gāha (गाह).—a. [gāh-ghañ] Diving into, bathing.
-haḥ 1 Diving into, plunging, bathing; रामाणामनवरतोद्गाहभाजाम् (rāmāṇāmanavaratodgāhabhājām) Śi.8.45.
2) Depth, interior; महो गाहाद्दिव आ निरधुक्षत (maho gāhāddiva ā niradhukṣata) Rv.9.11.8.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Gaha (गह).—nt., possibly MIndic for Sanskrit gṛha, house, but according to Chin. a shrine, pagoda, or the lower part of one; see § 3.90: Bodhisattvabhūmi 231.11, 26; 232.7. Cf., however, gahastha.
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Gāha (गाह).—(m.; MIndic for gādha, q.v.), = gāḍha and (Sanskrit, Pali) gādha: Mahāvastu iii.285.13, mss. agāhe gāham eṣatha.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Gaha (गह).—m. (-ha) A cav e. 2. A forest. E. gah to be impervious ac aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Gāha (गाह).—[masculine] depth, interior.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Gaha (गह):—[from gah] ? See dur-g.
2) Gāha (गाह):—[from gāh] mfn. ([gana] pacādi) ifc. ‘diving into’ See uda-, udaka-
3) [v.s. ...] m. depth, interior, innermost recess, [Ṛg-veda ix, 110, 8]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+41): Gahadavala, Gahadi, Gahajapa, Gahajara, Gahajari, Gahaka, Gahakaraka, Gahakhanduja, Gahakuta, Gahala, Gahalanem, Gahanabuddhi, Gahanaca Vyapara, Gahanaca-vyapara, Gahanadara, Gahanagati, Gahanakhata, Gahanalahana, Gahanapahana, Gahanarthaprakashika.
Ends with (+69): Abhidhammattha Sangaha, Agaha, Aharapariggaha, Ahigaha, Ankusagaha, Antarvigaha, Anuggaha, Avagaha, Avaggaha, Aviggaha, Bhutagaha, Brahmacariyanuggaha, Candaggaha, Culla Dhanuggaha, Darugaha, Daurgaha, Devagaha, Dhammasangaha, Dhanuggaha, Dhurasampaggaha.
Full-text (+37): Avagaha, Durgaha, Udakagaha, Gahadi, Yakkhagaha, Agaha, Vagaha, Daurgaha, Gahanavadha, Gahanakhata, Ranamgaha, Gaheti, Gahastha, Atmagraha, Udagaha, Antarvigahana, Vagahya, Darugaha, Giha, Devagaha.
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The Vipassana Dipani (by Mahathera Ledi Sayadaw)
Guide to Tipitaka (by U Ko Lay)
Vinaya Pitaka (1): Bhikkhu-vibhanga (the analysis of Monks’ rules) (by I. B. Horner)
Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Gangaikondasolapuram (Gangaikondacholapuram) < [Chapter IV - Temples of Rajendra I’s Time]
Vinaya Pitaka (3): Khandhaka (by I. B. Horner)