Avadata, Avadāta: 15 definitions
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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms
Avadāta (अवदात):—[avadātaḥ] A normal complexion of man , bright white in nature
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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Avadāta (अवदात) or Avadātavasana refers to “lay people”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 2).—Accordingly, “[When it is a question of ‘food at the improper time’ (akālabhojana), or ‘medicine at the proper time’ (kālabhaiṣajya) or ‘robes at the proper time’ (kālavastra), the word ‘kāla’ is always used. Why not say ‘samaya’?]—[Answer:]—Lay people (avadāta-vasana) do not understand the expression in the Vinaya; how then could the heretics understand it? They would take up wrong views. Everybody understands the expression ‘samaya’ in the other texts. Therefore by saying ‘samaya’, they are prevented from producing wrong views. ‘Samaya’ is a contrived word, ‘kāla’ likewise is a metaphorical expression. Besides, in the Buddhist texts, the word ‘samaya’ is often used and rarely the word ‘kāla’. Since its use is rare, no objection can be made”.
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.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
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 (e.g., avadāta). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
avadāta : (adj.) white; clean.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Avadāta, (= odāta) Dāvs III, 14 (metri causa). (Page 82)
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
avaḍatā (अवडता).—p a of avaḍaṇēṃ Pleasing; delightful or agreeable unto. Ex. śrīrāmācē avaḍatē brāhmaṇa || carmaka anāmika ādikaruna || kuṭumbēṃ bahuta cālalīṃ ||
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. White. 2. Yellow. 3. Clean, clear. 4. Beautiful. m.
(-taḥ) White, (the colour.) E. ava, dai to cleanse, kta affix of the part. past.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Avadāta (अवदात).—[adjective] clean, pure, white, clear.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Avadāta (अवदात):—[=ava-dāta] mfn. (√das), cleansed, clean, clear, [Pāṇini [Scholiast or Commentator]; Bhaṭṭi-kāvya]
2) [v.s. ...] [Purāṇa], blameless, excellent, [Mahābhārata] etc., of white splendour, dazzling white, [ib.]
3) [v.s. ...] clear, intelligible, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]
4) [v.s. ...] m. white colour, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Avadāta (अवदात):—[ava-dāta] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. White; clear.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [adjective] bright; white.
2) [adjective] gold-like; yellow.
3) [adjective] pure; clean; clear; spotless; refined.
4) [adjective] having or characterised by, moral virtue; righteous; meritorious; virtuous.
5) [adjective] pleasing to the eyes; beautiful.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
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