Asamskrita, aka: Asaṃskṛta; 4 Definition(s)

Introduction

Asamskrita means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Asaṃskṛta can be transliterated into English as Asamskrta or Asamskrita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

1) Asaṃskṛta (असंस्कृत, “unconditioned”) refers to a set of “three unconditioned things” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 32):

  1. ākāśa (space),
  2. pratisaṃkhyā-nirodha (observed cessation),
  3. apratisaṃkhyā-nirodha (unobserved cessation).

The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., asaṃskṛta). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

2) Asaṃskṛta (असंस्कृत) or asaṃskṛtaśūnyatā refers to “emptiness of the unconditioned” one of the “twenty emptinesses” (śūnyatā) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 41).

(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

asaṃskṛta (असंस्कृत).—a S That has not undergone any particular saṃskāra (as marriage, thread-investiture &c.)

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
context information

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-English dictionary

Asaṃskṛta (असंस्कृत).—a.

1) Unpolished, not refined or cleansed &c.

2) Not decorated or adorned.

3) One over whom no purificatory rite (any one of the saṁskāras) has been performed.

-taḥ An ungrammatical form (apaśabda).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
context information

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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