Svahita, Sva-hita: 12 definitions


Svahita means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Svahita (स्वहित) refers to the “(that) what is beneficial for oneself”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Fool, do you not perceive the transitory behaviour of the whole world? You must do what is proper to be done [com.what is beneficial for yourself (svahita)]. You must not deceive yourself by amusing yourself with false knowledge”.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

svahita (स्वहित).—n (S) One's own advantage or profit. Ex. kōṇhī nindā kōṇhī vandā āmhāsa svahitācā dhandā Agreeing with Populus me sibilat, at mihi plaudo dum simul nummos &c.

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

svahita (स्वहित).—n One's own profit.

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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

Svahita (स्वहित).—a. beneficial to oneself

-tam one's own good or advantage, one's own welfare.

Svahita is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sva and hita (हित).

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

Svahita (स्वहित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Good for one’s self. E. sva, and hita good.

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

Svahita (स्वहित).—[adjective] good for or kind to one’s self; [neuter] one’s own welfare.

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

1) Svahita (स्वहित):—[=sva-hita] [from sva] mfn. beneficial to o°’s self, [Kāvya literature]

2) [v.s. ...] well disposed to o°’s self, [Pañcatantra]

3) [v.s. ...] n. o°’s own welfare, [Śiśupāla-vadha]

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

Svahita (स्वहित):—[sva-hita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Good for self.

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

Svāhita (स्वाहित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sāhia.

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Svahita 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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Svahita (स्वहित):—(nm) self-interest.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Svahita (ಸ್ವಹಿತ):—[noun] advantage, welfare accruing to oneself; one’s own advantage.

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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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