Adosha, Adoṣa, Adosa: 11 definitions



Adosha 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.

The Sanskrit term Adoṣa can be transliterated into English as Adosa or Adosha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Adoṣa (अदोष).—Absence of fault; absence of inconvenience. The expression सोप्यदोषो भवति (sopyadoṣo bhavati) often occurs in the Mahābhāṣya: cf. MBh. on I. 3.62; I. 4.108, etc.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyavilasa of Ciranjiva Bhattacarya (natyashastra)

Adoṣa (अदोष, “poetry”) means “devoid of faults or blemishes”—.These faults are divided into two types—sphuṭa or permanent and asphuṭa which are not permanent. The blemishes like cyutasaṃskṛti etc. are permanent. So the words and meanings which will go to constitute poetry must be devoid of these permanent blemishes.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama

Part of the Sobhana Cetasikas. Adosa has non destructive effect. It urges citta to have a good mood and kindness. In the presence of adosa others wellbeing is always considered. This comprises physical, mental, emotional, psychological, social and any aspect of others. It character is unhurting in nature. It is true friendship. It is loving kindness.

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

'hatelessness, is one of the 3 wholesome roots (mūla).

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

aḍōsā (अडोसा).—m (āḍa & vasaṇēṃ) Shelter, covert, cover; shade or defence afforded. aḍōśānēṃ From behind some shelter or covert (some wall, tree, curtain, screen, veil).

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

aḍōsā (अद्ōसा).—m [āḍōsā] Covert, shelter. Shade or defence.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Adoṣa (अदोष).—a. [na. ba.]

1) Free from faults, demerits &c.; innocent; जायामदोषामुत संत्यजामि (jāyāmadoṣāmuta saṃtyajāmi) R.14.34.

2) Free from the faults of composition, such as अश्लीलता, ग्राभ्यता (aślīlatā, grābhyatā) &c., See दोष (doṣa); अदोषौ शब्दार्थौ (adoṣau śabdārthau) K.P.1; अदोषं गुणवत् काव्यम् (adoṣaṃ guṇavat kāvyam) Sar. K.1.

-ṣaḥ Not a fault; किमित्यदोषेण तिरस्कृता वयम् (kimityadoṣeṇa tiraskṛtā vayam) Ki.14.11. though not at fault.

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

Adoṣa (अदोष).—[adjective] guiltless, sinless; [masculine] no guilt or sin.

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

Adoṣa (अदोष):—[=a-doṣa] mfn. faultless, guiltless, [Raghuvaṃśa; Kathāsaritsāgara]

[Sanskrit to German]

Adosha in German

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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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Adōṣa (ಅದೋಷ):—[noun] absence of fault or blemishness; faultlessness.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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