Adhyavasana, Adhyavasāna: 2 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Adhyavasāna (अध्यवसान).—[bhāve-lyuṭ]

1) Effort, determination &c. See अध्यवसाय (adhyavasāya)

2) (In Rhet.) Identification of two things (prakṛta and aprakṛta) in such a manner that the one is completely absorbed into the other; निगीर्याध्यवसानं तु प्रकृतस्य परेण यत् (nigīryādhyavasānaṃ tu prakṛtasya pareṇa yat) K. P.1; on such identification is founded the figure called अतिशयोक्ति (atiśayokti), and the लक्षणा (lakṣaṇā) called साध्यवसाना (sādhyavasānā). See K. P.2.

Derivable forms: adhyavasānam (अध्यवसानम्).

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

Adhyavasāna (अध्यवसान).—nt., and once °sāna-tā (= Pali ajjhosāna, see adhyavasyati), clinging to, grasping, coveting (regularly desires or worldly things, loc. or in comp.), once adhyavasāna-tā, id. (LV 246.13 kāmeṣv adh°natā; below, 246.22, in same formula, °nam); in similar passage kāmādhyavasānā (pl.) Mv ii.121.4; 122.7; kāyādhy° Av ii.191.7; kāyajīvitādhy° Samādh 22.2; adhy° (kāyi, jīviti, locs.) 4, 5, 6 (verses); without dependent noun Mvy 2197—8; Av ii.188.10; 189.4; RP 17.10 (°na-parāḥ); 34.3 (°ne bahulāḥ, of evil monks); Śikṣ 19.18; others Śikṣ 222.6 (vedanādhyavasānaṃ tṛṣṇā, thirst is clinging to sensa- [Page017-a+ 71] tions; wrongly Bendall and Rouse); Laṅk 251.1 (tṛṣṇādhy°); Bhīk 24a.3 (kāmādhy°); Bbh 222.4; RP 17.5; anadhy°, not grasping (Pali anajjhosāna) Bbh 411.18 (svasukhāna- dhy°); as synonym of rāga MadhK 457.3 (see s.v. dūṣaṇa).

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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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