Vihan: 5 definitions


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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vihan (विहन्).—2 P.

1) To kill, slay, destroy, destroy completely, annihilate; (alaṃ) सहसा संहतिमंहसां विहन्तुम् (sahasā saṃhatimaṃhasāṃ vihantum) Ki. 5.17;14.23.

2) To strike, beat violently.

3) To obstruct, impede, oppose, resist; विघ्नन्ति सक्षांसि वने क्रतूंश्च (vighnanti sakṣāṃsi vane kratūṃśca) Bhaṭṭikāvya 1.19; Śiśupālavadha 14.8; R.5.27.

4) To reject, refuse, decline; तद् भूतनाथानुग नार्हसि त्वं संवन्धिनो मे प्रणयं विहन्तुम् (tad bhūtanāthānuga nārhasi tvaṃ saṃvandhino me praṇayaṃ vihantum) R.2.58; न व्यहन्यत कदाचिदर्थिता (na vyahanyata kadācidarthitā) 11.2.

5) To disappoint, foil, frustrate.

6) To separate.

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

Vihan (विहन्).—strike apart, break down, destroy; spread, extend; tear or beat off, repel, resist, frustrate.

Vihan is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vi and han (हन्).

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

Vihan (विहन्):—[=vi-√han] (often [wrong reading] for ni-han) [Parasmaipada] -hanti, to strike apart or asunder, disperse, shatter, break, destroy, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Brāhmaṇa];

—to beat asunder, extend (a skin), [Ṛg-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa];

—to tear off, [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa];

—to unbind, loosen (hair), [Pāṇini 3-1, 21 [Scholiast or Commentator]];

—to ward off, repel, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa];

—to keep back, withhold, refuse, [Mahābhārata];

—to hinder, interrupt, disturb, prevent, frustrate, annihilate, [ib.; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.:—[Passive voice] -hanyate, to be frustrated or disappointed, exert one’s self in vain, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Harivaṃśa] :—[Causal] -ghātayati, te, to beat, vanquish, defeat, [Hitopadeśa];

— ([Ātmanepada]) to afflict, distress, annoy, [Mahābhārata];

—to interrupt, disturb, [Manvarthamuktāvalī, kullūka bhaṭṭa’s Commentary on manu-smṛti on Manu-smṛti v, 84] :—[Desiderative] -jighāṃsati, to wish to interrupt or disturb, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa] :—[Intensive] (-jījahi?), to harm, injure, [Mahābhārata vii, 2383.]

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

Vihan (विहन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Vihanna, Vihamma.

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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

Vihan in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) day-break..—vihan (विहान) is alternatively transliterated as Vihāna.

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