Adhyavasana, Adhyavasāna: 9 definitions


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[«previous next»] — Adhyavasana in Sanskrit glossary
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 composition), once adhyavasāna-tā, id. (Lalitavistara 246.13 kāmeṣv adh°natā; below, 246.22, in same formula, °nam); in similar passage kāmādhyavasānā (pl.) Mahāvastu ii.121.4; 122.7; kāyādhy° Avadāna-śataka ii.191.7; kāyajīvitādhy° Samādhirājasūtra 22.2; adhy° (kāyi, jīviti, locs.) 4, 5, 6 (verses); without dependent noun Mahāvyutpatti 2197—8; Avadāna-śataka ii.188.10; 189.4; Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 17.10 (°na-parāḥ); 34.3 (°ne bahulāḥ, of evil monks); Śikṣāsamuccaya 19.18; others Śikṣāsamuccaya 222.6 (vedanādhyavasānaṃ tṛṣṇā, thirst is clinging to sensa- [Page017-a+ 71] tions; wrongly Bendall and Rouse); Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 251.1 (tṛṣṇādhy°); Bhikṣuṇī-karmavācanā 24a.3 (kāmādhy°); Bodhisattvabhūmi 222.4; Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 17.5; anadhy°, not grasping (Pali anajjhosāna) Bodhisattvabhūmi 411.18 (svasukhāna- dhy°); as synonym of rāga Mūla-madhyamaka-kārikā 457.3 (see s.v. dūṣaṇa).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adhyavasāna (अध्यवसान).—[neuter] sāya [masculine] making up one’s mind, resolution.

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

1) Adhyavasāna (अध्यवसान):—[=adhy-ava-sāna] [from adhyava-so] n. attempt, effort, exertion

2) [v.s. ...] energy, perseverance

3) [v.s. ...] determining

4) [v.s. ...] (in rhetoric) concise and forcible language.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adhyavasāna (अध्यवसान):—[tatpurusha compound] n.

(-nam) 1) Determining, ascertaining.

2) Effort, energy.

3) (In rhetoric.) The simple enuntiation of elliptic or figurative speech without qualifying it by epithets &c., as it were, leaving it on its own effort; such sentences as śveto dhāvati ‘the white (horse) gallops’, kuntāḥ praviśanti ‘(men with) lances enter’ (see also under ajahatsvārthā), or kaliṅgaḥ sāhasikaḥ ‘the (inhabitant of) Kalinga is impetuous’ (see also under jahatsvārthā) would be lakṣaṇās or elliptic expressions by adhyavasāna, while aśvaḥ śveto dhāvati the white horse gallops, ete kuntāḥ praviśanti these (men with) lances enter, kaliṅgaḥ puruṣo yudhyate the man (inhabitant of) Kalinga fights would be qualified or lakṣaṇās by āropa q. v. (See also under lakṣaṇā.) Or mukhaṃ dvitīyaścandraḥ, (her) face is another moon, would be an atiśayokti (q. v.) or hyperbole in virtue of adhyavasāna, the comparison as it were resting on its own merit. E. so with ava and adhi, kṛt aff. lyuṭ.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Adhyavasāna (अध्यवसान) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ajbhavasaṇa, Ajbhavasāṇa.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Adhyavasana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Adhyavasāna (ಅಧ್ಯವಸಾನ):—

1) [noun] perseverance a) the act of persevering; continued, patient effort; b) the quality of one who perseveres; persistence.

2) [noun] a continuous and devoted study.

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