Atavi, Āṭavī, Aṭavī, Aṭavi: 23 definitions
Atavi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Āṭavī (आटवी).—A Vāyu.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 25.
Aṭavī (अटवी) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.10.46, VIII.30.45) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Aṭavī) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu
Aṭavī (अटवी) refers to “forest” according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains, jungles [viz., Aṭavī] and vegetation’s relations between trees and plants and substances, with their various kinds.Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)
Aṭavī (अटवी) refers to a “forest”, and is mentioned in verse 2.38 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] one shall not lie down (too) long with raised knees, nor shall one stay at [...] (and) at an execution site, a forest [viz., aṭavī], an empty house, and a cremation ground not even in the day-time. By no means shall one look into the sun or carry a burden on one’s head”.
Note: Aṭavī (“forest”) has been translated by ’brog stoṅ (“barren wilderness”) as woods are not known in Tibet; Mahāvyutpatti 5266 equates the word to ’brog alone. Similarly, śmaśāna (“cremation ground”) has been replaced by dur-khrod (“funeral place”) because of the different customs in India and Tibet of disposing of the dead: while the Indians cremated the bodies, the Tibetans either buried, embalmed, burned, or cut them into pieces as food for animals (cf. Koeppen, Religion II p. 322 sq.). On material changes like this see Introduction § 27.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections
Aṭavi (अटवि) refers to the “forest (of life)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Sentient beings, inflamed by very intense pleasure [and] unsteady from affliction by wrong faith, wander about in a five-fold life that is difficult to be traversed [com.—janman-aṭavi—‘the forest of life’]. It has been stated at length that the cycle of rebirth which is full of suffering is five-fold on account of combining substance, place, right time, life and intention”.
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.
India history and geographySource: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions
Aṭavī (अटवी) is a synonym for Vana (forest): a name-ending for place-names mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions (reigned from 3rd century CE). We find some place-names with the suffix denoting forest, for example Vindhyāṭavī, and Vṛndāvana. In our inscriptions we come across only three such names, Tumbavana and Vindhāṭavī, and Mahākāntāra. The suffixes vana, aṭavī and kāntāra are synonyms.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Aṭavī.—(CII 1), the forest-folk. (SITI), troops. Note: aṭavī is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
aṭavi : (f.) forest.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Aṭavī, (f.) (Sk. aṭavī: Non-Aryan, prob. Dravidian) 1. forest, woods J. I, 306; II, 117; III, 220; DhA. I, 13; PvA. 277. ‹-› 2. inhabitant of the forest, man of the woods, wild tribe J. VI, 55 (= aṭavicorā C.).
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
aṭavī (अटवी).—f (S) A forest, wood, grove. Ex. padmāṭavīnta gaja ikṣumisēṃ nighālā || 2 In popular misapprehension. A wilderness or desert.
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āṭavī (आटवी).—f A shrub. It bears a white berry of intoxicating quality.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
aṭavī (अटवी).—f A forest. A wilderness.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Aṭavi (अटवि) or Aṭavī (अटवी).—f. [aṭanti carame vayasi mṛgayāvihārādyarthe vā yatra; aṭ ani, vā ṅīp] A forest, wood; अटवीतोऽटवीमाहीण्डमान (aṭavīto'ṭavīmāhīṇḍamāna); Ś.2. विघ्नध्वान्तनिवारणैकसरणिर्विघ्नाटवीहव्यवाट् (vighnadhvāntanivāraṇaikasaraṇirvighnāṭavīhavyavāṭ) |
Derivable forms: aṭaviḥ (अटविः).
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Āṭavī (आटवी).—[aṭavyāḥ sannikṛṣṭā pūḥ aṇ] Name of a city of the Yavanas in the south.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Aṭavī (अटवी).—(= Pali Āḷavī), name of a town: Mahā-Māyūrī 15, 90. Lévi identifies the first with the Pali city-name but thinks the second a different locality.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-viḥ) A forest, or wood. E. aṭa to go, and aṭi affix, or ṅīṣ being added aṭavī ut infra; birds, &c. resting there.
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Aṭavī (अटवी).—f. (-vī) A forest, or grove. See aṭavi.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Aṭavī (अटवी).— (vb. aṭ. ), f. A wood.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Aṭavī (अटवी).—[feminine] forest.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Aṭavi (अटवि):—[from aṭ] f. ‘place to roam in’, a forest.
2) Aṭavī (अटवी):—[from aṭ] f. ‘place to roam in’, a forest.
3) Āṭavī (आटवी):—[from āṭavika] f. Name of a town, [Mahābhārata ii, 1175.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-viḥ or -vī) A forest or wood. E. aṭ, kṛt(?) aff. avi, without or with fem. aff. ṅīṣ. The E. is uncertain.
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(-vī) A forest or grove. See aṭavi.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Aṭavi (अटवि):—(viḥvī) 2. 3. f. A forest.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Aṭavi (ಅಟವಿ):—[noun] an old measure of quantity.
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Aṭavi (ಅಟವಿ):—[noun] a vast tract of uncultivated land covered by wild growth of trees, shrubs etc.; forest.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
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Ends with (+8): Ajnatavi, Akhetakatavi, Annatavi, Ashatavi, Cauratavi, Coratavi, Janmatavi, Kapatavi, Katavi, Kikatavi, Madhyevindhyatavi, Mahapadmatavi, Mahatavi, Mrigatavi, Mulatavi, Munjatavi, Natavi, Patavi, Pratavi, Satavi.
Full-text (+8): Atavika, Atavishikhara, Vindhyatavi, Trinatavi, Sukhagamya, Adai, Adava, Adavi, Akhetakatavi, Cinaka, Atavi-jirakaha, Atavi-jambira, Coratavi, Atavya, Atavirakkhika, Mahatavi, Atavisankhepa, Stabakita, Vana, Kantara.
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