Avabodha: 8 definitions


Avabodha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

avabodha : (m.) knowledge; understanding.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Avabodha, (ava + bodha) perception, understanding, full knowledge SnA. 509 (sacca°).—Neg. an° not awakened to the truth Vv 826 (= ananubodha VvA. 319). (Page 83)

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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

avabōdha (अवबोध).—m S & avabōdhaka a S See bōdha & bōdhaka.

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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

Avabodha (अवबोध).—

1) Waking, becoming awake (opp. svapna); यौ तु स्वप्नावबोधौ तौ भूतानां प्रलयोदयौ (yau tu svapnāvabodhau tau bhūtānāṃ pralayodayau) Ku.2.8; युक्तस्वप्नावबो- धस्य (yuktasvapnāvabo- dhasya) Bg.6.17.

2) Knowledge, perception; स्वभर्तृनाम- ग्रहणाद्बभूव सान्द्रे रजस्यात्मपरावबोधः (svabhartṛnāma- grahaṇādbabhūva sāndre rajasyātmaparāvabodhaḥ) R.7.41; भावावबोधकलुषा दयितेव रात्रौ (bhāvāvabodhakaluṣā dayiteva rātrau) 5.64; प्रतिकूलेषु तैक्ष्णस्यावबोधः क्रोध इष्यते (pratikūleṣu taikṣṇasyāvabodhaḥ krodha iṣyate) S. D.; M.3.1; स्वात्मावबोधं महः (svātmāvabodhaṃ mahaḥ) Prab.1.1.

3) Discrimination judgement; अवबोधवारि रजसः शमनम् (avabodhavāri rajasaḥ śamanam) Ki.6.41.

4) Teaching, informing.

Derivable forms: avabodhaḥ (अवबोधः).

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

Avabodha (अवबोध).—m.

(-dhaḥ) 1. Judgment, discrimination, knowledge. 2. Waking, being awake. 3. Teaching. E. ava, and bodha knowledge.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Avabodha (अवबोध).—[masculine] waking; perception, understanding, knowledge.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Avabodha (अवबोध):—[=ava-bodha] [from ava-budh] m. waking, being awake, [Bhagavad-gītā vi, 17; Kumāra-sambhava ii, 8]

2) [v.s. ...] perception, knowledge, [Raghuvaṃśa vii, 38, etc.], faculty of being resolute in judgement or action [Comm.] [Bhāgavata-purāṇa], teaching, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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. 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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