Akshudravakasha, Akṣudrāvakāśa: 1 definition

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The Sanskrit term Akṣudrāvakāśa can be transliterated into English as Aksudravakasa or Akshudravakasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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

Akṣudrāvakāśa (अक्षुद्रावकाश).—(= Pali akkhuddāvakāsa), of fine (not inferior) appearance. Almost always follows prāsādika and darśanīya; all virtual synonyms, applied to women and less often to men and children: Mahāvastu i.196.20; 352.15; ii.422.1, 7 (boy); 432.14; iii.35.18 (man); 153.16 (here prāsādika is lacking); 218.11; 377.12; 404.17 (an infant boy). In Mahāvastu i.197.16 (not accompanied by the other adj.) said of the family (kulam) in which a Bodhisattva is born; but perhaps this is an erroneous reading, or if cor- rect means rather possessing no small scope, range, sphere of activity or opportunity (with the meaning of avakāśa normal in Sanskrit, Pali, and [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit]). This latter, at least, is clearly meant by Mahāvastu ii.1.7, a parallel passage, which reads akṣudrāvacaraṃ instead of this. A third parallel, Lalitavistara 23.12, reads akṣudrānupaghāti, which surely means not petty and not injurious (so Tibetan, phran tshegs med ciṅ gnod par byed pa med pa yin), not ne frappe pas ceux qui ne sont pas méchants (Foucaux).

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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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