Aghatana, Āghātana: 10 definitions



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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Āghāṭana.—(Ep. Ind., Vol. XII, p. 264, text line 42), same as āghāṭa, boundary; see also āghāṭī. Note: āghāṭana is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

āghātana : (nt.) slaughter house; place of execution.

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

Āghātana, (nt.) (ā + ghāta(na), cp. āghata which has changed its meaning) — 1. slaying, striking, destroying, killing Th.1, 418, 711; death D.I, 31 (= maraṇa DA.I, 119). ‹-› 2. shambles, slaughter-house Vin.I, 182 (gav°); A.IV, 138; J.VI, 113. — 3. place of execution Vin.III, 151; J.I, 326, 439; III, 59; Miln.110; DhA.IV, 52; PvA.4, 5. (Page 95)

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āghātana (आघातन).—

1) Striking, killing.

2) A slaughter-house.

Derivable forms: āghātanam (आघातनम्).

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

Āghaṭana (आघटन).—equated by Tibetan with nimitta, mark, sign, as boundary: teṣām °nānām Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya iv.93.4 ff.

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Āghatana (आघतन).—probably m.c. for āghātana (= Pali āghātana, in same sense, Sanskrit id. slaughter-house, so also in Pali), place of execution (of criminals): Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 449.7 (verse) saci āghatane (2 mss. āghātane, unmetrical(ly)) upasthito. In Lalitavistara 207.3 ed. āghātana, but see s.v. āghātin.

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Āghātana (आघातन).—see āghatana; in this sense Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya iv.64.2.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Āghātana (आघातन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Striking, killing. 2. A slaughter-house. E. āṅ, hana to kill or injure, lyuṭ aff.

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

1) Āghātana (आघातन):—[=ā-ghātana] [from ā-ghāta] n. a slaughter-house, [Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] place of execution, [Buddhist literature]

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

Āghātana (आघातन):—[ā-ghātana] (naṃ) 1. n. Idem.

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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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