Adhvaniya, Adhvānīya: 1 definition



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

Adhvānīya (अध्वानीय).—(better adhvaniya; Pali addhaniya), fit for a journey: some such form seems clearly intended by mss. at Mahāvastu iii.93.19; they read (nātyātiśītaṃ nātyātiuṣṇaṃ) ṛtusukhaṃ adhvānīyaṃ (v.l. adhyā°) taṃ bhagavantaṃ (read bhavantaṃ, or bhadanta, m.c.; object of paśyantu, next line, or voc.). They are clearly corrupt, but Senart's emendations are proved wrong by the Pali parallel Theragāthā (Pali) 529; divide ṛtu (ṛtuṃ? ṛtū?) sukhaṃ, the season is pleasant and fit for travel.

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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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