Abbhantara, Abbhamtara: 3 definitions
Abbhantara means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
abbhantara : (nt.) the inside; interior. (adj.), inner; internal.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Abbhantara, (adj.) (abhi + antara; abhi here in directive function = towards the inside, in there, with-in, cp. abhi I.1 a) = antara, i. e. internal, inner, being within or between; nt. °ṃ the inner part, interior, interval (also as °-) Vin.I, 111 (satt° with interval of seven); A.IV, 16 (opp. bāhira); Dh.394 (id.); Th.1, 757 (°âpassaya lying inside); J.III, 395 (°amba the inside of the Mango); Miln.30 (°e vāyo jivo), 262, 281 (bāhir-abbhantara dhana); DhA.II, 74 (adj. c. Gen. being among; v. l. abbhantare). ‹-› Cases used adverbially: Instr. abbhantarena in the meantime, in between DhA.II, 59. Loc. abbhantare in the midst of, inside of, within (c. Gen. or —°) J.I, 262 (rañño), 280 (tuyhaṃ); DhA.II, 64 (v. l. antare), 92 (sattavass°); PvA.48 (= anto). (Page 59)
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.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
1) Abbhaṃtara (अब्भंतर) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Abhyantara.
2) Abbhaṃtara (अब्भंतर) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Abhyantara.
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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Vinaya Pitaka (1): Bhikkhu-vibhanga (the analysis of Monks’ rules) (by I. B. Horner)
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The Life of Sariputta (by Nyanaponika Thera)
Dhammapada (Illustrated) (by Ven. Weagoda Sarada Maha Thero)
Verse 394 - The Story of the Trickster Brāhmin < [Chapter 26 - Brāhmaṇa Vagga (The Brāhmaṇa)]
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
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Natyashastra (English) (by Bharata-muni)