Aryasarvastivada, Āryasarvāstivāda, Arya-sarvastivada: 1 definition


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

Āryasarvāstivāda (आर्यसर्वास्तिवाद).—m. pl., name of a school: Mahāvyutpatti 9077 °vādāḥ; Śikṣāsamuccaya 148.13 °vādānāṃ (so ed. with ms.; [Page105-b+ 71] Bendall's note suggests reading °vādināṃ) ca paṭhyate (a quotation follows).

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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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