Antavasayin, Antāvasāyin, Antavashayin, Antāvaśāyin, Anta-avashayin: 4 definitions

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Antavasayin means something in 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.

The Sanskrit term Antāvaśāyin can be transliterated into English as Antavasayin or Antavashayin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Antāvasāyin (अन्तावसायिन्).—An untouchable.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 14. 88; Vāyu-purāṇa 79. 24.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (A) next»] — Antavasayin in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Antāvaśāyin (अन्तावशायिन्).—m. [ante paryantadeśe avaśete] a chāṇḍāla.

Antāvaśāyin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms anta and avaśāyin (अवशायिन्).

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Antāvasāyin (अन्तावसायिन्).—[nakhakeśānāmantaṃ avasātuṃ chettuṃ śīlamasya, so-ṇini]

1) a barber.

2) a chāṇḍāla, low caste.

3) Name of a sage, see अन्त्याव- सायिन् (antyāva- sāyin) (ante paścime vayasi avasyati tattvaṃ niścinoti).

Antāvasāyin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms anta and avasāyin (अवसायिन्).

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

Antāvasāyin (अन्तावसायिन्).—m. (-yī) 1. A barbar. 2. A man of a low tribe or caste, the offspring of a Nishadi woman by a Chandala, whose business is to attend in places where dead bodies are burned. 3. The name of a saint. E. anta the end, ava and ṣo to cut, who pares the nails, &c. or ṣai to decay, ṇini aff.

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

1) Antāvasāyin (अन्तावसायिन्):—[from anta] m. a barber, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] a Cāṇḍāla, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa] etc. cf. ante-vasāyin

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a Muni, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Antāvaśāyin (अन्तावशायिन्):—[from anta] m. a barber, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] a Cāṇḍāla, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa] etc. cf. ante-vasāyin

6) [v.s. ...] Name of a Muni, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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