Jaha, Jāha: 10 definitions


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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

jaha : (adj.) (in cpds.), leaving behind; giving up.

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

Jaha, (adj.) (—°) (to jahati) leaving behind, giving up, see attaṃ°, okaṃ°, kappaṃ°, raṇaṃ°, sabbaṃ°, etc (S. I, 52; It. 58; Sn. 790, 1101, etc.); duj° hard to give up Th. 1, 495. (Page 280)

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jāha (जाह).—A termination added to nouns expressive of the parts of the body in the sense of 'the root of'; कर्णजाहम् (karṇajāham) the root of the ear; so अक्षि°, ओष्ठ° (akṣi°, oṣṭha°) &c.

Derivable forms: jāham (जाहम्).

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

Jaha (जह).—(-jaha), adj., f. -jahā, ifc. (to jahati, § 28.9, = Sanskrit jahāti; = Pali id.; compare Sanskrit Gr. śardhaṃ-jaha, interesting as a vulgar word evidently borrowed from a MIndic dialect), abandoning, giving up: punarukta-doṣa-jahā Mahāvyutpatti 475, said of Buddha's speech: Rati(ṃ)jaha, see s.v.; kileśa-jahaṃ Lalitavistara 46.3 (verse); sarvaṃjahaḥ Udānavarga xxi.1 (v.l. sarvaj°; = Pali sabbaṃjaho, Dhammapada (Pali) 353). In Śikṣāsamuccaya 273.1 text jahā (of śūnyatā), but Tibetan bem po = jaḍā, which read (translation(s) 249 note 3). Cf. next, and see s.v. raṇa(ṃ)jaha.

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

Jahā (जहा).—f.

(-hā) A plant, commonly Mundiri; also kadambapuṣpī, &c. E. to abandon, affixes ḍa and ṭāp; shedding its leaves in spring.

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Jāha (जाह).—m.

(-haḥ) A termination affixed to nouns denoting parts of the body, such as karṇa, akṣi, &c. in the sense of “the root of” compare karṇajāha.

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

1) Jaha (जह):—mfn. (√3. ) See śardham-

2) Jahā (जहा):—[from jaha] f. Name of a plant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] ind. See sub voce

4) [v.s. ...] ([probably]) an exclamation (others, read jahāko = jahako), [Ṛg-veda viii, 45, 37].

5) Jāha (जाह):—n. ifc. ([gana] 2. karṇadi) the root or point of issue of certain parts of the body cf. akṣi-, (āsya-), oṣṭha-, karṇa-, keśa-, gulpha-, danta-, nakha-, pāda-, priṣṭha-, bhrū-, mukha-.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Jahā (जहा):—(hā) 1. f. A creeper.

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Jaha 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Jaha (जह) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Yatra.

2) Jaha (जह) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Yathā.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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