Anivartin: 9 definitions


Anivartin means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Anivartin (अनिवर्तिन्) is the name of a Bodhisattva mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Anivartin).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anivartin (अनिवर्तिन्).—a.

1) Brave, not retreating; also an epithet of Viṣṇu and the Almighty God.

2) Not returning; यौवनमनिवर्ति यातं तु (yauvanamanivarti yātaṃ tu) K. P.1.

3) Non-recurring (account); आवर्तकोऽनिवर्ती च व्ययायौ तु पृथग् द्विधा (āvartako'nivartī ca vyayāyau tu pṛthag dvidhā) Śukra-Nīti.2.339.

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

Anivartin (अनिवर्तिन्).—name of a son of Māra (unfavorable to the Bodhisattva): Lalitavistara 312.3. In Mahāvastu i.87.12 mss. anivartiyas or anavartayas (adhyāśayās), n. pl., which may indicate a stem anivarti(n) = Pali anivatti(n); Senart em. anivarti- yās, n. pl. of anivartiya, q.v.

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

Anivartin (अनिवर्तिन्).—[adjective] not turning back, brave.

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

Anivartin (अनिवर्तिन्):—[=a-nivartin] [from a-nivartana] mfn. not turning back, brave, not returning.

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

Anivartin (अनिवर्तिन्):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-rtī-rtinī-rti) 1) Not coming back, not returning.

2) Not turning back, not flying.

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

Anivartin (अनिवर्तिन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aṇiyaṭṭhi.

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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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