Huhuva: 4 definitions


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

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

1) Huhuva (हुहुव) is the name of a hell according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXII).—Accordingly, “Twenty stays in the Hahava hell equals one stay in the Hieou hieou (Huhuva) hell.. –Twenty stays in the Huhuva hell equals one stay in the Ngeou po lo (Utpala) hell.”.

2) Huhuva (हुहुव) 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”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Huhuva (हुहुव).—m., name of a (cold) hell: Mahāvyutpatti 4933 (Tibetan treats it as derived from an interjection expressing distress from cold, a-chu!); Divyāvadāna 67.23; 138.7; Avadāna-śataka i.4.9 etc. In Dharmasaṃgraha 122 replaced by hāhādhara.

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

Huhuva (हुहुव):—or huhava m. a [particular] hell (cf. hahava), [Divyāvadāna]

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Huhuva 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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