Viha, Vihā, Vīhā: 10 definitions

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Viha (विह).—A Janapada of the Ketumālā.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 44. 11.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viha (विह).—(Only in the beginning of a compound) The sky, air.

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Vihā (विहा).—ind. Heaven, paradise.

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Vihā (विहा).—2 P. To leave, abandon, forsake, give up; विहाय लक्ष्मीपतिलक्ष्म कार्मुकं जटाधरः सन् जुहुधीह पावकम् (vihāya lakṣmīpatilakṣma kārmukaṃ jaṭādharaḥ san juhudhīha pāvakam) Ki.1. 44; ज्ञातास्वादो विवृतजघनां को विहातुं समर्थः (jñātāsvādo vivṛtajaghanāṃ ko vihātuṃ samarthaḥ) Me.43; R.2.4; 5.67,73;6.7;12.12;14.48,69; Ku.3.1. -Caus.

1) To give away.

2) To abandon, give up.

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

Vihā (विहा).—Ind. Aptote noun. Heaven, paradise. E. vi, hā to abandon, Unadi aff. ā .

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

Vihā (विहा).—[vi-hā], indecl. Heaven, paradise.

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

Viha (विह).—(°—) air, the sky.

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Vihā (विहा).—burst open, gape. [Causative] (hāpayati) open (tr.).

Vihā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vi and (हा).

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Vihā (विहा).—leave, desert, forsake, give up, lose, resign; cease, desist. [Passive][Middle] stay behind, yield to ([ablative]); be diminished or lost.

Vihā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vi and (हा).

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

1) Vihā (विहा):—[=vi-hā] a. vi-√1. [Ātmanepada] -jihīte, to go apart, become expanded, start asunder, open, fly open, gape, yawn, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] : Caus: -hāpayati, to cause to gape, open, [Atharva-veda; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

2) Viha (विह):—[from vi-hā] (only [in the beginning of a compound]) the sky, air.

3) Vihā (विहा):—[from vi-hā] b ind. = svarga, heaven, [Uṇādi-sūtra iv, 36 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

4) [=vi-hā] c. vi-√3. [Parasmaipada] -jahāti, ([indeclinable participle] -hāya See below), to leave behind, relinquish, quit, abandon, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc. (with śarīram, prāṇān etc., ‘to abandon the body or life’, to die);

—to give up, cast off, renounce, resign, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.;

—to be deprived of, lose, [Raghuvaṃśa; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha];

—to get rid of or free from ([accusative]), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa];

—to desist from ([ablative]), [Subhāṣitāvali];

—to stop, pause, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] :

—[Passive voice] -hīyate ([Aorist] -hāyi), to be left behind, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa];

—to be inferior to ([ablative]), [Mahābhārata];

—to be lost, [Atharva-veda] :—[Causal] -hāpayati See next:

—[Desiderative] -jihāsati, to wish to leave or abandon, [Hemacandra’s Pariśiṣṭaparvan]

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

Vihā (विहा):—ind. Heaven.

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

Vihā (विहा) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Vijaha, Vihā.

[Sanskrit to German]

Viha 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Viha (विह) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Vyadh.

2) Viha (विह) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vihāyas.

3) Viha (विह) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vidha.

4) Vihā (विहा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vibhā.

5) Vihā (विहा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vihā.

6) Vihā (विहा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vṛthā.

7) Vihā (विहा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vidhā.

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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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