Idha: 4 definitions



Idha 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: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

idha : (adv.) here; in this world or existence.

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

Idha, (indecl.) (Sk. iha, adv. of space fr. pron. base *i (cp. ayaṃ, iti etc.), cp. Lat. ihi, Gr. i)qa-genήs, Av. ida) here, in this place, in this connection, now; esp. in this world or present existence Sn. 1038, 1056, 1065; It. 99 (idh’ûpapanna reborn in this existence); Dh. 5, 15, 267, 343, 392; Nd1 40, 109, 156; Nd2 145, 146; SnA 147; PvA. 45, 60, 71. —idhaloka this world, the world of men Sn. 1043 (= manussaloka Nd2 552c); PvA. 64; in this religion, Vbh. 245. On diff. meanings of idha see DhsA. 348. (Page 121)

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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: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Idha (इध).—adv. (= Pali id., Sanskrit iha, § 2.36), here: Mahāvastu i.19.10 (all mss. but one); 20.6 (4 of 6 mss.); iii.134.20 (no v.l.).

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

Īḍha (ईढ).—mfn.

(-ḍhaḥ-ḍhā-ḍhaṃ) Sought.

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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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