Anagariya, Anagāriya: 2 definitions



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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

anagāriya : (nt.) homelessness.

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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

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

Anagāriya (अनगारिय) or Anagārikā.—nt.; anāgāra (nt.); anā- gārikā (= Pali anagāriya or anā°, generally nt.; anagāra nt. only once, Sn 376, otherwise m. and personal, also °rika, adj. and m. subst., personal; °rikā not in Pali), homeless (ascetic) life. In most texts anagārikā (Lalitavistara 18.8; 101.19; 103.20; Divyāvadāna 17.17; 37.12; 141.1; Samādhirājasūtra 8.15, etc.; rare in Mahāvastu, ii.69.1 with v.l. °riya), or anāgārikā (Avadāna-śataka i.136.6, so best ms., text ana°; i.234.1, no v.l.; Bodhisattvabhūmi 26.12; °kāṃ pravrajyāṃ Bhikṣuṇī-karmavācanā 10b.1), are the regular forms, but in Mahāvastu it is almost always anagāriya as in Pali; this has not been noted elsewhere. Regularly in acc. sg. °rikāṃ, °riyaṃ (only once anāgāraṃ [mss., Senart ana°] upetasya Mahāvastu iii.387.1) depending on a form of pra-vraj (rarely of abhi-niṣ-kram, Mahāvastu ii.161.5 ff.), and preceded by abl. (or in Mahāvastu gen.) of agāra, retire from the home to the homeless life. In this phrase the preceding form is always agārād in all texts other than Mahāvastu, and sometimes there (ii.161.5 ff.; iii.408.2); in Mahāvastu also agārato iii.378.4; agārāto iii.176.2; agārebhyo i.128.10; read agārasmā, the Pali form, for agārasthā i.104.8; but most commonly the gen. agārasya i.322.15; 323.1; ii.117.18, 20; 140.3; 271.8; iii.50.11—12; 213.2—3.

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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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