Anvita, Anvīta: 18 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Anvit.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Anvita (अन्वित) refers to “(planetary) conjunctions”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 9), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If Venus (śukra) should be of the colour of fire, there will be fear from fire; if of blood colour, there will be wars in the land; if of the colour of burnished gold, there will be disease; if green, there will be asthmatic complaints; if ashy-pale or black, there will be drought in the land. If Venus should be of the colour of coagulated milk, of the white water lily, or of the moon, or if her course be direct, or if she should be the successful planet in conjunctions [i.e., jaya-anvita], mankind will enjoy the happiness of Kṛtayuga”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Anvita (अन्वित) refers to “(being) accompanied (by)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.27 (“Description of the fraudulent words of the Brahmacārin”).—Accordingly, as Śiva (in guise of a Brahmacārin) said to Pārvatī: “[...] I know Śiva through and through with all His weighty attributes. I shall tell you the truth. Listen with attention. [...] He holds the skull. Serpents twine round His limbs. Poison has left a mark on his neck. He eats even forbidden stuffs. He has odd eyes and is definitely awful. His birth and pedigree cannot be traced. He is devoid of the enjoyment of a householder. He has ten arms. He is mostly naked and is ever accompanied by ghosts and goblins [i.e., preta-anvita]. [...]”.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Anvita (अन्वित) refers to “(being) in possession (of guṇas)”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 22.5-10ab]—“Listen! I will speak to the question that remains in your heart. All the innumerable Mantras, on all occasions, have the majesty of Śiva and Śakti, all are endowed with Śakti, all grant rewards and liberation, and [all] are nourished by one’s own Śakti. However, the highest Deva is tranquil, in possession of imperceptible Guṇas (aprameya-guṇa-anvita), [namely] Śiva who consists of all, who is pure, and who is to be understood as unsurpassed. [...]

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Anvita (अन्वित) refers to “being overcome (with great pain)”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, “Now there lived a Brahmin called Viṣṇudatta in Navanagara. [...] He enchanted an iron stake and placed it on the head of that Nāga. The head of the Nāga burst and it felt great pain. The Nāga became extremely angry with great fury. Then in a moment, an instant, a short time, the Nāga’s body was overcome with great pain (mahāpīḍā-anvita) by the intensity of swaying. Then because of this rays came forth from its body and the fields of the Brahmin were burnt. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Anvita (अन्वित) refers to “those possessing (limbs)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Also when a corporeal [soul] who is complete, having consciousness, with five senses [and] possessing limbs (avayava-anvita) thus comes into being among the plants and animals then it is not because of a very small diminution in shameful deeds. When sentient beings attain here the human state endowed with attributes characterized by place, birth, etc. that is because of the insignificance of [their] actions, I think”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

anvita (अन्वित).—a S Connected, joined, linked. 2 Possessed of or possessing. In comp. as śarkarānvita Mingled with sugar; krōdhānvita, kāmānvita, lōbhā- nvita, madānvita Filled with rage, lust, cupidity, pride; akarmānvita Linked with wickedness; a rake, a libertine. 3 Connected as in grammar or construction. Note. Compounds bearing the ample sense, Connected with or possessing, are unlimited: formed with judgment, they are serviceable in ornate composition: e.g. mōhā- nvita, matsarānvita, māyā-prītī-vaira-dvēṣa-sukha-duḥkha-bhaya-prēma- harṣa-ānanda-śōka-santāpa-kalyāṇa-jaya-dayā-karuṇā-pāpa- puṇya-dharma-adharma-vivēka-vicāra-bhāryā-putra-mitra-prakāśa- śōbhā-vāsanā-icchā-anicchā-anvita.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

anvita (अन्वित).—a Connected, joined, linked. Possessed of or possessing.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anvita (अन्वित).—p. p.

1) Followed or attended by, in company with, joined by; अमात्यपुत्रैः सवयोभिरन्वितः (amātyaputraiḥ savayobhiranvitaḥ) R.3.28.

2) Possessed of, having, possessing, endowed with; full of, seized or struck with, overpowered by; with instr. or in compound; कुलान्वितं कुकुलजा निन्दन्ति (kulānvitaṃ kukulajā nindanti) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.415; धैर्य° (dhairya°); गुण°, वित्त° (guṇa°, vitta°); विस्मय° (vismaya°) struck with wonder; भय°, क्रोध°, लोभ° (bhaya°, krodha°, lobha°) &c. &c.

3) Connected with, linked to, following (as a consequence).

4) Connected grammatically; वर्णाः पदं प्रयोगार्हानन्वितैकार्थबोधकाः (varṇāḥ padaṃ prayogārhānanvitaikārthabodhakāḥ) S. D.9.

5) Understood, reached by the mind.

6) Suitable, befitting; तपसा चान्वितो वेषस्त्वं राममहिषी ध्रुवम् (tapasā cānvito veṣastvaṃ rāmamahiṣī dhruvam) Rām.5.33. 13.

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Anvīta (अन्वीत).—= अन्वित (anvita) q. v.

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

Anvita (अन्वित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Joined, connected with. 2. Having as an essential or inherent part, possessed of, possessing. 3. Connected as in grammar, or construction. E. anu with, and ita gone, part. of iṇ; also anvīta.

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Anvīta (अन्वीत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Joined, connected with. See anvita. E. anu with, and īta from ī to go.

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

Anvita (अन्वित).—[adjective] followed; accompanied by, endowed, filled, connected with ([instrumental] or —°).

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

1) Anvita (अन्वित):—[=anv-ita] [from anv-i] mfn. gone along with

2) [v.s. ...] joined, attended, accompanied by, connected with, linked to

3) [v.s. ...] having as an essential or inherent part, endowed with, possessed of, possessing

4) [v.s. ...] acquired

5) [v.s. ...] reached by the mind, understood

6) [v.s. ...] following

7) [v.s. ...] connected as in grammar or construction.

8) Anvīta (अन्वीत):—[=anv-īta] = anv-ita q.v., [Bālarāmāyaṇa; Kirātārjunīya]

9) [v.s. ...] mfn. = anvita, [Bālarāmāyaṇa]

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

Anvita (अन्वित):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-taḥ-tā-tam) 1) Following, pursuing.

2) Followed by, connected, possessed of, endowed with.

3) Logically connected, as in construction or sense.

4) Acquired (mentally), understood, become clear; e. g. yadyatsādhu na citre syātkriyate tattadanyathā . tathāpi tasyā lāvaṇyaṃ rekhayā kiṃcidanvitam (where—Śākuntala Vi. v. 146—anvita does neither mean ‘imitated, rendered’ nor ‘possessed’). Also anvīta; comp. anugata. E. i with anu, kṛt aff. kta.

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Anvīta (अन्वीत):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-taḥ-tā-tam) The same as anvita (Jaṭādhara and the Bhūriprayoga). E. ī with anu, kṛt aff. kta.

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

1) Anvita (अन्वित):—[anvi+ta] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Joined to, connected with.

2) Anvīta (अन्वीत):—[anvī+ta] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Joined.

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

Anvita (अन्वित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aṇṇiya.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Anvita (अन्वित) [Also spelled anvit]:—(a) possessed of, possessing; joined; attended; forming an orderly sequence; accompanied by, connected with; understood.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Anvita (ಅನ್ವಿತ):—

1) [adjective] followed closely or sincerely.

2) [adjective] connected; joined; concerned with.

3) [adjective] endowed with (qualities etc.).

4) [adjective] that can be inferred or imagined.

5) [adjective] ಅನ್ವಿತಮಾಗು [anvitamagu] anvitamāgu to be associated with; to be in conformity with.

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Anvita (ಅನ್ವಿತ):—

1) [noun] a related or concerned man.

2) [noun] the appropriate manner, condition or way.

3) [noun] a knowledgeable man; a learned man; a scholar.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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