Atyanta: 5 definitions


Atyanta 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.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Atyanta (अत्यन्त) or atyantaśūnyatā refers to “endless emptiness” one of the “twenty emptinesses” (śūnyatā) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 41). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., atyanta). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

atyanta (अत्यंत).—ad (S) Extremely, excessively, very much.

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

atyanta (अत्यंत).—ad Extremely, very much.

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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Atyanta (अत्यन्त).—a. [atikrāntaḥ antaṃ sīmāṃ nāśam]

1) Excessive, much, very great or strong; °वैरम् (vairam) great enmity; °मैत्री (maitrī); °हिमोत्किरानिलाः (himotkirānilāḥ) Ku.5.26.

2) Complete, perfect, absolute; °अभावः (abhāvaḥ) absolute non-existence; See below.

3) Endless, perpetual, permanent, everlasting, uninterrupted, unbroken; किं वा तवात्यन्तवियोग- मोघे हतजीविते (kiṃ vā tavātyantaviyoga- moghe hatajīvite) R.14.65; भवत्यजरमत्यन्तम् (bhavatyajaramatyantam) Pt.1.151; यो बन्धनवधक्लेशान् प्राणिनां न चिकीर्षति । स सर्वस्य हितप्रेप्सुः सुखम- त्यन्तमश्नुते (yo bandhanavadhakleśān prāṇināṃ na cikīrṣati | sa sarvasya hitaprepsuḥ sukhama- tyantamaśnute) || Ms.5.46; Bg.6.28; कस्यात्यन्तं सुखमुपनतम् (kasyātyantaṃ sukhamupanatam) Me.111. नायमत्यन्तसंवासो लभ्यते येन केनचित् (nāyamatyantasaṃvāso labhyate yena kenacit) H.4.73.

-tam ind.

1) Exceedingly, excessively, very much, to the highest degree; स्थायीभवति चात्यन्तं रङ्गः शुक्लपटे यथा (sthāyībhavati cātyantaṃ raṅgaḥ śuklapaṭe yathā) Pt.1.33; स्तनंधयोऽत्यन्तशिशुः स्तनादिव (stanaṃdhayo'tyantaśiśuḥ stanādiva) Mu.4.14. very young.

2) For ever, to the end (of life), through life; अत्यन्तमात्मसटृशेक्षणवल्लभाभिराहो निवत्स्यति (atyantamātmasaṭṛśekṣaṇavallabhābhirāho nivatsyati) Ś1.26 For all time, in perpetuity; सा चात्यन्तमदर्शनं नयनयोर्याता (sā cātyantamadarśanaṃ nayanayoryātā) V.4.9; oft. in comp.; °गता (gatā) See below; प्रियमत्यन्त- विलुप्तदर्शनम् (priyamatyanta- viluptadarśanam) Ku.4.2. For ever lost to view; R.14.3;

3) Absolutely, perfectly, completely.

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

Atyanta (अत्यन्त).—mfn. or adv. n.

(-ntaḥ-ntā-ntaṃ) Much, excessive. E. ati beyond, and anta end or boundary.

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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