Hahava, Hāhava: 5 definitions
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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
1) Hahava (हहव) is the name of a hell according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXII).—Accordingly, “Twenty stays in the Aṭaṭa hell equals one stay in the A p’o p’o (Hahava) hell. – Twenty stays in the Hahava hell equals one stay in the Hieou hieou (Huhuva) hell.”.
2) Hahava (हहव) refers to one of the “eight hells of cold water” forming part of the sixteen utsadas (secondary hells) sitauted outside of the eight great hells, according to the “world of transmigration” section in the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXVII).—Accordingly, “In the three hells, Aṭata, Hahava and Huhuva, the damned shiver in the biting cold wind, unable to open their mouths, and these hells are named after the groans which are heard there”.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Hāhava (हाहव).—A kind of hell.
Derivable forms: hāhavaḥ (हाहवः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Hahava (हहव).—m. (corresp. to Pali ahaha, m.; see also apapa), name of a (cold, Tibetan) hell: Mahāvyutpatti 4932 (Tibetan treats it as derived from an exclamation of grief); Divyāvadāna 67.23; 138.7; Avadāna-śataka i.4.9 etc.; (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 635.22. Cf. also hāha, hāhava, which however are mentioned with hot hells.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Hahava (हहव):—n. a [particular] hell (cf. hāhava), [Buddhist literature]
2) Hāhava (हाहव):—m. a kind of hell (cf hahava), [Kāraṇḍa-vyūha]
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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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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
The eight cold hells < [The world of transmigration]
The sixteen utsadas annexed to the eight great hells < [The world of transmigration]
Story of Kokālika’s mendacious accusations < [Section I.4 - Abstention from falsehood]
Bodhisattvacharyavatara (by Andreas Kretschmar)
The Great Chariot (by Longchenpa)
A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)