Vahi: 11 definitions


Vahi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Vahi (वहि).—Atmanepada personal-ending of the first person (उत्तमपुरुष (uttamapuruṣa)) dual, substituted for the general ल् (l) affix; cf. तिप्तसझि (tiptasajhi)... महि़्ङ् (mahi़्ṅ) P.III.4.78.

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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: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vahi (वहि).—A devil living in the river Vipāśā. The devil had a friend called Hīka. Their sons are called the Vāhīkas. The Vāhīkas are not considered to be the creation of the Prajāpatis. (Mahābhārata Karṇa Parva, Chapter 44, Stanza 1).

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Vahi (वहि) is another name for Droṇī: a unit of measurement of weight (1 vahi equals 49.152kg; 4 vahis = 1 khari = 196.608kg), as defined in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning vahi] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

A relative overview of weight-units is found below, vahi/droṇī indicated in bold. In case of liquids, the metric equivalents would be the corresponding litre and milliliters.

1 Ratti or Guñjā = 125mg,
8 Rattis - 1 Māṣa = 1g,
4 Māṣa - 1 Kaḻañc = 4g,
12 Māṣas - 1 Karṣa = 12g,
1 Karṣa /Akṣa - 1 Niṣka = 12g,
2 Karṣas - 1 Śukti = 24g,
2 Śukti - 1 Pala = 48g,
2 Palas - 1 Prasṛti = 96g,
2 Prasṛtis - 1 Kuḍava = 192g,
2 Kuḍava - 1 Mānikā = 384g,
2 Mānikās - 1 Prastha (Seru) = 768g,
4 Prasthas - 1 Āḍhaka (Kaṃsa) = 3.072kg,
4 Āḍhakas or Kalaśas - 1 Droṇa = 12.288kg,
2 Droṇas - 1 Surpa = 24.576kg,
2 Surpas - 1 Droṇī (Vahi) = 49.152kg,
4 Droṇīs - 1 Khari = 196.608kg,
1 Pala = 48g,
100 Palas - 1 Tulā = 4.8kg,
20 Tulās - 1 Bhāra = 96kg.

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Vāhi (वाहि):—A unit of Measurement; Synonym of droni = 49. 152 kg / l of metric units

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vahi : (aor. of vahati) bore; carried; did one's work; flowed. || vāhī (adj.) carrying; conveying; bearing.

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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

vahī (वही).—f ( H) A stitched book (for accounts &c.); a tradesman's register; any book (blank, written, or printed) consisting of a few sheets stitched together. The common compounds are khātēvahī, pāvatīvahī, rōjakīrdavahī &c.

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vahī (वही).—f That member of a loom through which pass the threads of the warp. See ōvī.

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vahī (वही).—f (Or vaī, vaya, vai) A hedge or fence.

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vahī (वही).—f The earthen pitchers constituting the piles around the bahulēṃ q.v. There are four piles of five pitchers each. Two piles are the perquisite, after the wedding, of each bridal party. Hence vahīvarūna ambaṭa hōṇēṃ (To disagree over the vahī) To quarrel about a trifle. Ex. lagna jhālēṃ gōḍa vahīvarūna ambaṭa hōṇēṃ hēṃ kāya? tyācā yēkānta vyartha dēkha || jaisē vahīsa baisalē mūṣaka ||.

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vāhī (वाही).—a S (hī-hinī-hi m f n) That carries or bears. In comp. 2 That flows. In comp. as uttaravāhinī, dakṣiṇavāhinī, paścimavāhinī, pūrvavā- hinī;--used of rivers.

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

vahī (वही).—f A stitched book. A hedge. The earthen pitchers constituting the piles around the baḍulēṃ. vahīvaruna ambaṭa hōṇēṃ Quarrel about a trifle.

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vahi (वहि).—m Fire.

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vāhī (वाही).—a (hinī-hi m f n) That carries or bears; that flows.

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

1) Vahi (वहि):—[from vah] m. (artificial) Name of a Piśāca, [Mahābhārata]

2) Vāhi (वाहि):—[from vāh] 1. vāhi m. carrying, bearing, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] 2. vāhi in [compound] for vāhin.

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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

1) Vahī (वही):—(pron) the same, the very, the very same.

2) Vāhī (वाही):——a suffix meaning he who or that which carries, bears, causes to flow; -[tabāhī] irrelevant nonsense; •[bakanā] to talk irrelevant nonsense.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Vāhi (वाहि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Vyādhi.

2) Vāhi (वाहि) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vāhin.

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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

Vahi (ವಹಿ):—

1) [noun] a register in which accounts of income and expenditure are maintained; an accounts register.

2) [noun] (in gen.) a book.

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Vāhi (ವಾಹಿ):—

1) [adjective] carrying a load; drafting.

2) [adjective] conveying (a message, letters, etc.).

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Vāhi (ವಾಹಿ):—[noun] a chariot; a car.

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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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