Parahita, Para-hita: 5 definitions


Parahita 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

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

parahita : (m.) welfare of others.

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

Parahita refers to: the good or welfare of others (opp. attahita) D. III, 233; PvA. 16, 163.

Note: parahita is a Pali compound consisting of the words para and hita.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Parahita (परहित).—a.

1) benevolent.

2) profitable to another.

Parahita is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms para and hita (हित).

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

Parahita (परहित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Friendly, benevolent. 2. Good or profitable form for another. E. para, and hita favourable.

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

1) Parahita (परहित):—[=para-hita] [from para] mfn. friendly, benevolent, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] n. an°’s welfare, [Bhartṛhari]

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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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