Pahara, Pahāra, Pāhāra: 6 definitions

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Pahara means something in Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Pahar.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pahāra : (m.) a blow; a stroke.

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

Pahāra, (fr. pa+hṛ, Class. Sk. prahāra, see paharati) 1. a blow, stroke, hit D. I, 144 (daṇḍa°); M. I, 123, 126; Pv IV. 167 (sālittaka°); M. I, 123; DhA. III, 48 (°dāna-sikkhāpada the precepts concerning those guilty of giving blows, cp. Vin. IV, 146); PvA. 4 (ekappahārena with one stroke). 56 (muggara°), 66 (id.) 253.—ekappahārena at Vism. 418 as adv. “all at once. ” pahāraṃ deti to give a blow Vin. IV, 146; S. IV, 62; A. III, 121; Vism. 314 (pahārasatāni); PvA. 191 (sīse).—2. a wound J. IV, 89; V, 459 (°mukha). (Page 448)

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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

pahāra (पहार).—f pahāraya f C A pointed iron-bar, used in punching rocks or the ground, a bickern, a pitcher, a crowbar.

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pahāra (पहार).—m (prahara S) A period comprising three hours, a watch.

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pahārā (पहारा).—m ( H) A watch or a guard; a man or a body of men set to watch and keep. 2 The business of a watch or guard: also the state of watching and guarding. Ex. ātāṃ pa0 kōṇa karatō; pahāṛyāvara kōṇa āhē; mājhā pa0 bharalā.

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pāharā (पाहरा).—See under pāha. Note. This form of spelling is equally good with that to which we refer.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

pahāra (पहार).—f pahāraya f A pointed iron-bar used in punching rocks or the ground, a bickern; a pitcher, a crowbar.

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pahāra (पहार).—m A period comprising three hours, a watch.

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pahārā (पहारा).—m A watch or a guard; a man or a body of men set to watch and keep. The business of a watch. The state of watching and guarding.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Pahara (पहर) [Also spelled pahar]:—(nm) a measure of time equal to three hours; —, [āṭhoṃ] throughout the day, day in and day out; [do]~ midday, noon; [tīsare]— afternoon.

2) Paharā (पहरा):—(nm) a guard; watch; [paharedāra] guard, sentry, watchman; [paharedārī] watchmanship, guarding; —[denā] to guard, to keep a watch; —[badalanā] to (have a) change (of) guard; —[baiṭhānā] to institute a guard, to deploy a guard; [pahare para honā] to be on guard (duty), to be on watch and ward duty; [pahare meṃ denā] to entrust under a guard; to assign to the custody of; [pahare meṃ rakhanā] to keep under watch; to keep in custody; [pahare meṃ honā] to be under custody/watch.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Pahara (पहर) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Prahṛ.

2) Pahara (पहर) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Prahāra.

3) Pahara (पहर) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Prahara.

4) Pahāra (पहार) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Pradhāra.

5) Pāhara (पाहर) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Prāhṛ.

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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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