Avadata, aka: Avadāta; 5 Definition(s)
Avadata 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.
General definition (in Buddhism)
Avadāta (अवदात, “white”) refers to one of the “twenty form objects” (rūpa) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 34). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., avadāta). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Languages of India and abroad
avadāta : (adj.) white; clean.(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Avadāta, (= odāta) Dāvs III, 14 (metri causa). (Page 82)(Source): Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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.
avaḍatā (अवडता).—p a of avaḍaṇēṃ Pleasing; delightful or agreeable unto. Ex. śrīrāmācē avaḍatē brāhmaṇa || carmaka anāmika ādikaruna || kuṭumbēṃ bahuta cālalīṃ ||(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
Avadāta (अवदात).—a. [ava-dai-kta]
1) Beautiful; अवदातकान्तिः (avadātakāntiḥ) Dk. 17,37
2) Clean, clear, pure, spotless, refined, purified, polished; येषां त्रीण्यवदातानि विद्या योनिश्च कर्म च (yeṣāṃ trīṇyavadātāni vidyā yoniśca karma ca) Mb.3.1.27. सर्वविद्यावदातचेताः (sarvavidyāvadātacetāḥ) K.36; so विद्यावदातं मुखम् (vidyāvadātaṃ mukham); Bh.2.2.5; शास्त्र° (śāstra°)
3) Bright, white; आपिशङ्गा- वदातया देहप्रभया (āpiśaṅgā- vadātayā dehaprabhayā) K.36,65,128,187,189,43,62,95. रजनिकरकलावदातं कुलम् (rajanikarakalāvadātaṃ kulam) K.233; कुन्दावदाताः कलहंसमाला (kundāvadātāḥ kalahaṃsamālā); Bk.2.18; cf. also Ki.11.75,3.25;13.37; Śānti.3.14.
4) Virtuous, meritorious; अन्यस्मिञ्ज- न्मनि न कृतमवदातं कर्म (anyasmiñja- nmani na kṛtamavadātaṃ karma) K.62.
-taḥ White or yellow colour. cf. अवदातः सिते पीते (avadātaḥ site pīte) Nm.(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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