Iha, Īhā, Īha: 11 definitions


Iha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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 Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Īhā (ईहा).—Effort made for the production of sound; cf. आपद्यते श्वासतां नादतां वा वक्त्रीहायां उभयं वान्तरौभौ । ईहायाम् चेष्टायाम (āpadyate śvāsatāṃ nādatāṃ vā vaktrīhāyāṃ ubhayaṃ vāntaraubhau | īhāyām ceṣṭāyāma) R.Pr.XIII.1.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 1

Īhā (ईहा, “speculation”) refers to one of the four divisions of sensory knowledge (mati). What is speculation /discrimination (īhā)? Inquisitiveness to know the object more crisply after its cognition through apprehension, e.g. is this white thing a crane or a flag?

according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 1.13, “The function of mati is the cognition with the aid of mind and sense organs through the stages of apprehension /sensation, speculation /discrimination (īhā), perceptual judgment and retention”.

Source: JAINpedia: Jainism

Īhā (ईहा) refers to “interrogation and reflection” and represents one of the four thought processes relating to perception , as explained in the Nandīsūtra.—Comparable divisions are found in the Tattvārtha-sūtra I.15.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

iha : (ind.) here. || īhā (f.), endeavour; exertion.

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

Iha, (indecl.) (Sk. iha; form iha is rare in Pāli, the usual form is idha (q. v.)) adv. of place “here” Sn. 460. (Page 123)

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Īhā, (f.) (fr. īh) exertion, endeavour, activity, only in adj. nir-īha void of activity Miln. 413. (Page 124)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

īhā (ईहा).—f S Wish or desire.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Iha (इह).—ind. [idaṃ-ha iśādeśaḥ P.V.3.11 Sk.]

1) Here (referring to time, place or direction); in this place or case. नेहाभिक्रमनाशोऽस्ति (nehābhikramanāśo'sti) Bg.2.4.

2) In this world (opp. paratra or amutra); oft. with जगति (jagati); K.35.

3) In this case; in this book or system.

4) Now, at this time. [cf. Zend. idha].

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Īha (ईह).—Attempt; as in ऊर्ध्वेहः (ūrdhvehaḥ)

Derivable forms: īhaḥ (ईहः).

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Īhā (ईहा).—[īh-a]

1) Wish, desire; जलनिधिमकरोत्तरीतुमीहाम् (jalanidhimakarottarītumīhām) Rām.; cf. also हन्तुं क्रोधवशादीहां चक्राते नौ परस्परम् (hantuṃ krodhavaśādīhāṃ cakrāte nau parasparam) Ki. see अनीह (anīha) also.

2) An undertaking, act.

3) Effort, exertion, activity; ईहातश्चेद्धनं भवेत् (īhātaśceddhanaṃ bhavet) Ms.9.25; प्रजागरांचकारारेरी- हास्वनिशमादरात् (prajāgarāṃcakārārerī- hāsvaniśamādarāt) Bk.6.2.

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

Iha (इह).—ind. 1. Here, in this place. 2. Now, at this time.

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Īhā (ईहा).—f.

(-hā) 1. Wish, desire. 2. Effort, exertion. E. īh to desire, aṅ and ṭāp affs.

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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. 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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