Adhivasa, aka: Adhivāsa, Adhīvāsa; 5 Definition(s)


Adhivasa means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Dharmaśāstra (religious law)

Adhivāsa (अधिवास) refers to the “the teacher’s abobe”, as in, living in the house of the teacher. Also see vivāsa (solitude). It is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti and the Baudhāyana-dharmasūtra.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra
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Dharmaśāstra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharma-shastra) is a category of Hindu literature containing important instructions regarding religious law, ethics, economics, jurisprudence and more. It is categorised as smṛti, an important and authorative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

In Buddhism


Adhivāsa, (fr. adhi + vas) endurance, forbearance, holding out; only as adj. in dur° difficult to hold out Th.1, 111. Adhivāsaka (& °ika) (adj.) (fr. adhivāsa) willing, agreeable, enduring, patient Vin.IV, 130; M.I, 10, 526; A.II, 118; III, 163; V, 132; J.III, 369 (an°); IV, 11, 77. (Page 30)

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

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

adhivāsa (अधिवास).—m S A neighbor.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

adhivāsa (अधिवास).—m A neighbour.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Adhivāsa (अधिवास).—

1) Abode, residence; dwelling; सतत°सुभगापिंतस्तनम् (satata°subhagāpiṃtastanam) Māl.5.8; तस्यापि स एव गिरिरधिवासः (tasyāpi sa eva giriradhivāsaḥ) K.137; लक्ष्मीभृतोऽम्भोधितटाधिवासान् (lakṣmībhṛto'mbhodhitaṭādhivāsān) Śi.3.71 situated on; settlement, habitation. वसन्ति मन्नियोगेन अधिवासं च राक्षसाः (vasanti manniyogena adhivāsaṃ ca rākṣasāḥ) Rām.3.36.4.

2) An inhabitant, neighbour.

3) Obstinate pertinacity in making a demand, sitting without food before a person's house till he ceases to oppose or refuse it (Mar. dharaṇeṃ).

4) [adhivāsayati devatā anena, karaṇe ghañ] Consecration of an image especially before the commencement of a sacrificial rite; see अधिवासनम् (adhivāsanam) also. शुद्धाधिवासाश्च विशुद्धसत्त्वाः (śuddhādhivāsāśca viśuddhasattvāḥ) Bu. Ch.1.39.

5) A garment, mantle (adhīvāsaḥ also).

6) A birth-place; जातिश्रेण्यधि- वासानां कुलधर्माश्च सर्वतः । वर्जयन्ति च ये धर्मं तेषां धर्मो न विद्यते (jātiśreṇyadhi- vāsānāṃ kuladharmāśca sarvataḥ | varjayanti ca ye dharmaṃ teṣāṃ dharmo na vidyate) || Mb.12.36.19.

Derivable forms: adhivāsaḥ (अधिवासः).

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Adhivāsa (अधिवास).—Application of perfumes or fragrant cosmetics; scenting, perfuming; fragrance, scent, fragrant odour itself; अधिवासस्पृहयेव मारुतः (adhivāsaspṛhayeva mārutaḥ) R.8.34; Śi.2.2, 5.42; K.183.

Derivable forms: adhivāsaḥ (अधिवासः).

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Adhīvāsa (अधीवास).—[vas acchādane karaṇe ghañ] A long coat or mantle covering the whole person (upariṣṭādāvarakaṃ vāsaḥ)

Derivable forms: adhīvāsaḥ (अधीवासः).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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