Avacchinna: 15 definitions


Avacchinna means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Avachchhinna.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Avacchinna (अवच्छिन्न):—[avacchinnaṃ] Continuous

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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.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Avacchinna (अवच्छिन्न) refers to “divided” (as opposed to Anavacchinna—‘undivided’), consisting of four stages, according to Abhinava’s Tantrāloka verse 10.278.—Accordingly, while defining turyātīta: “That [state] whose beautiful nature is full and undivided (anavacchinna), overflowing with joy, is called Beyond the Fourth; that alone is the supreme state”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Avacchinna (अवच्छिन्न) refers to “incessant (rain)”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly [as the Bhagavān taught the detailed offering-manual], “[...] Seven pills should be thrown into the residence of the Nāgas. At the time of drought it rains for seven nights and days incessantly (avacchinna). If it does not rain on the same day, then the residence of the Nāgas will completely dry up. All residents of the Nāga residence will be shattered. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Avacchinna (अवच्छिन्न) refers to “interrupted” (as opposed to Anavacchinna—‘uninterrupted’), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Thus, when the meditator continually thinks about what is free of mundane existence (i.e. the Jina) by means of uninterrupted meditation (anavacchinna-bhāvanā), that is called [meditation] with support [of the Jina]”.

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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.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Avacchinna.—cf. sva-sīm-āvacchinna (IE 8-5), demarcated. Note: avacchinna is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Avacchinna in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

avacchinna (अवच्छिन्न).—p S Cut off, divided, separated: also excepted, particularized, discriminated. See the noun avacchēda.

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avacchinna (अवच्छिन्न).—ad Properly avicchinna ad.

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

avacchinna (अवच्छिन्न).—p Cut off, divided, separated. Excepted, particularized, discri- minated.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Avacchinna in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avacchinna (अवच्छिन्न).—p. p.

1) Cut off.

2) Separated, divided, detached, excerpted; अवच्छिन्नस्य पूर्णेन एकत्वं प्रतिपाद्यते (avacchinnasya pūrṇena ekatvaṃ pratipādyate) A. Rām.1.1.49.

3) (In Logic) Separated or excluded from all other things by the properties predicated of a thing as peculiar to itself.

4) Bounded, modified, determined; दिक्कालाद्यनवच्छिन्न (dikkālādyanavacchinna) Bhartṛhari 2.1.

5) Particularized, distinguished, characterized, as by an attributive word.

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

Avacchinna (अवच्छिन्न).—mfn.

(-nnaḥ-nnā-nnaṃ) 1. Cut off. 2. Divided, separated, detached. 3. In logic, predicated. i. e. separated from every thing else by the properties especially predicated of any thing. 4. Bounded. E. ava, affix chinna cut.

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

Avacchinna (अवच्छिन्न).—[adjective] interrupted, bordered or included by (—°); defined.

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

1) Avacchinna (अवच्छिन्न):—[=ava-cchinna] [from ava-cchid] mfn. separated, detached, [Lāṭyāyana] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] (in logic) predicated (id est. separated from everything else by the properties predicated), distinguished, particularised, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha etc.]

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

Avacchinna (अवच्छिन्न):—[(nnaḥ-nnā-nnaṃ) p.] Cut off.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Avacchinna (अवच्छिन्न) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Occhiṇṇa.

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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.

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Avacchinna (अवच्छिन्न) [Also spelled avachchhinn]:—(a) cut off, separated.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Avacchinna (ಅವಚ್ಛಿನ್ನ):—

1) [adjective] that has been cut; cut off.

2) [adjective] severed; broken; divided.

3) [adjective] of or belonging to a single, definite person, part, group or thing; not general; distinct; particular; certain.

4) [adjective] particularised; distinguished; characterised as by an attributive word.

5) [adjective] (log.) separated or excluded from all other things by the properties predicated of a thing as a peculiar to itself.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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