Adhavana, Ādhāvana, Ādhavana: 5 definitions


Adhavana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ādhāvana : (nt.) onrush.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Ādhāvana, (nt.) (fr. ādhāvati) onrush, violent motion Miln.135. (Page 100)

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ādhavana (आधवन).—Shaking, agitating.

Derivable forms: ādhavanam (आधवनम्).

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

Ādhāvana (आधावन).—(nt.; Pali id.), in comp. with following paridhāvana, running around, to and fro, this way and that: Śikṣ 268.(12—)13 lābhahetor lābhanidānam ādhāvana- paridhāvanaṃ dauḥśīlyasamudācaraṇaṃ ca. (In Pali the verbs ādhāvati and paridhāvati are frequently used to- gether in this sense.)

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

1) Ādhavana (आधवन):—[=ā-dhavana] [from ā-dhū] mfn. stirring, [Āpastamba-śrauta-sūtra]

2) [v.s. ...] n. agitating, moving, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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