Abhyavakasha, Abhyavakāśa: 3 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Abhyavakāśa can be transliterated into English as Abhyavakasa or Abhyavakasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhyavakāśa (अभ्यवकाश).—An open space.

Derivable forms: abhyavakāśaḥ (अभ्यवकाशः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Abhyavakāśa (अभ्यवकाश).—(m.? or nt. = Pali abbhokāsa, m.; in Sanskrit only Kauś.46.55 °śe), the outdoors, free space, the open air: twice in a formula = Pali saṃbādho ('yaṃ) gharāvāso (rajāpatho) abbhokāso (ca) pabbajjā (see Critical Pali Dictionary), Mahāvastu ii.117.16 = iii.50.9—10 saṃbādho punar ayaṃ gṛhāvāso (ii.117.16 gṛhavāso; iii.50.9—10 adds, rajasām āvāso) abhyavakāśaṃ (in ii.117.16 mss. °śā, probably intending °śo, but Senart reads °śaṃ both times) pravrajyā, the household life is confinement ([Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary] takes saṃbādho as adj., but it is probably a noun), mendicant's life is open space, free room; °kāśe, in the open air, outdoors, Divyāvadāna 278.10; Avadāna-śataka i.228.9; [Page061-a+ 71] Śikṣāsamuccaya 65.14; (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 88.26; Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 308.10; [Prātimokṣasūtra des Sarvāstivādins] 508.8; °kāśa- prakṛtitas Daśabhūmikasūtra 64.5 (Tibetan nam mkhaḥi, sky, heaven).

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

Abhyavakāśa (अभ्यवकाश):—[=abhy-avakāśa] m. (√kāś), an open space, [Kauśika-sūtra]

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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. 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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