Atyantabhava, Atyantābhāva, Atyanta-abhava: 5 definitions
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Nyaya (school of philosophy)Source: Shodhganga: A study of Nyāya-vaiśeṣika categories
Atyantābhāva (अत्यन्ताभाव) refers to “ absolute non-existence” and represents one of the four types of abhāva (non-existence) according to Annaṃbhaṭṭa’s Tarkasaṃgraha.—This abhāva is caused in the connection of two things for all time-past, present and future, e.g., colour is never seen in air. This abhāva of colour in air is atyantābhāva. This abhāva differs from prāgbhāva and pradhvaṃsābhāva. Prāgbhāva isfound before the production of a thing. Dhvaṃsābhāva is found after the production of a thing. But this abhāva is found for all time. Hence, atyantābhāva is beginningless (anādi) and endless (ananta).
Keśava Miśra defines, atyantābhāva as that abhāva which exists in three points of time, present, past and future. According to Śrīdhara, atyantābhāva is the denial of an absolutely non-existent entity which has no limitation through deśa and kāla but is gained through knowledge. Viśvanātha describes that atyantābhāva is that ābhāva of relationship which is eternal. Śivāditya states in his Saptapadārthī that atyantābhāva is that relational abhāva which has no beginning and no end. In the Vaiśeṣikasūtropaskāra also it is stated that colour is not found in air, genus of earth is not found in water, the genus of water in earth, etc. These are all atyantābhāva. Atyantābhāva has no production and destruction. It does not refer to the past or the future, it is not the prāgabhāva or pradhvaṃsābhāva but it is abhāva of all times. This abhāva is eternal. According to Annaṃbhaṭṭa, the abhāva whose counter-correlate is determined by the relation in all three points of time.
Nyaya (न्याय, nyaya) refers to a school of Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. The Nyaya philosophy is known for its theories on logic, methodology and epistemology, however, it is closely related with Vaisheshika in terms of metaphysics.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
atyantābhāva (अत्यंताभाव).—m S One of the four kinds of abhāva q. v. Simple negation or non-existence.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
atyantābhāva (अत्यंताभाव).—m Simple negation or non- existence.
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-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Atyantābhāva (अत्यन्ताभाव).—absolute or complete nonexistence, absolute non-entity, a thing which does not exist at any one of the three periods of time, or does not exist for all time; त्रैकालिकसंसर्गावच्छिन्नप्रतियोगिकः (traikālikasaṃsargāvacchinnapratiyogikaḥ) (This is considered to be nitya or eternal and different from the other kinds of abhāva).
Derivable forms: atyantābhāvaḥ (अत्यन्ताभावः).
Atyantābhāva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms atyanta and abhāva (अभाव).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-vaḥ) (In logic) absolute negation or non-existence. E. atyanta much, abhāva not being.
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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