Pha, Phā: 15 definitions

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Pha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Pha (फ).—(l) the letter or sound फ् (ph),the vowel अ (a) being added for facility of pronunciation ;(2) the affix फ (pha) for which आयन (āyana) is always substituted as given by Panini in P.VII.1.2.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Pha (फ).—This letter means Jhañjhāvāta. Phū is phūtkāra, a sound resembling hissing and means 'useless' also. (Chapter 348, Agni Purāṇa)

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Phā.—(IE 8-1), abbreviation of Phālguna. Note: phā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pha (फ).—The twenty-second consonant. It corresponds nearly with Ph in Up-hill, Up-hold, if the words be divided and pronounced as U-phill, U-phold. It is the aspirate of प.

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

pha (फ).—The twenty-second consonant.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pha (फ).—a. Obvious, evident.

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Pha (फ).—

1) A high wind, stormy gale.

2) Yawning with the mouth wide open.

3) Fruitfulness.

4) An increaser.

5) The performance of a mystical rite (to propitiate Kubera;s attendants).

6) Increasing, expanding.

7) Swelling.

8) Gain.

Derivable forms: phaḥ (फः).

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Phā (फा).—

1) Useless or idle speech (n., also).

2) Heat.

3) Increase.

4) An increaser.

-pham 1 An angry speech

2) Blowing into, puffing up.

3) Bubbling, boiling.

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Phā (फा).—m. (Nom. phās)

1) Heat.

2) Idle talk.

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

Pha (फ).—The twenty-second consonant of the Nagari Alphabet, the aspirate of the preceding letter, and expressed by P'h.

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Pha (फ).—m.

(-phaḥ) 1. Increasing, swelling, enlarging, expanding. 2. Performance of a mystical rite, by which Kuvera'S attendants are propitiated. 3. A high wind, a gale. 4. Wind expelled in yawning. 5. Fruitfulness, fertility. 6. An augmentor or increaser. nf. (phaṃ-phā) Unprofitable or idle speech. n.

(-phaṃ) 1. Angry speech. 2. Bursting with some little noise, as air bubbles, boiling water, &c.; bubbling, boiling. f.

(-phā) Distress, anxiety. E. phal to bear fruit, or sphāy to swell, aff. ḍa; in the latter case, the initial is rejected.

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

1) Pha (फ):—1. pha aspirate of pa.

2) 2. pha mfn. (only [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) manifest

3) m. a gale

4) swelling

5) gaping

6) gain

7) = vardhaka

8) = yakṣa-sādhana

9) n. flowing

10) bursting with a popping noise

11) bubbling, boiling

12) angry or idle speech.

13) Phā (फा):—m. ([nominative case] phās) heat, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

14) idle talk, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

15) increase or increaser, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

1) Pha (फ):—ph. The 22nd consonant and aspirate of the preceding.

2) (phaḥ) 1. m. Increasing; a gale; a yawning; fertility; a mystical rite. f. Distress. n. Angry speech; bubbling up. f. n. Idle speech.

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

Pha (फ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pha.

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Pha 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Pha (फ) [Also spelled f]:—-the second letter of the fifth pentad (i.e. [pavarga]) of the Devnagri: alphabet.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Pha (फ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Pha.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pha (ಫ):—

1) [noun] (gen. pronounced with the vowel 'ಅ') the thirty sixth letter of Kannaḍa alphabet and the twenty second consonant.

2) [noun] a symbol for the number two.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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