Avadata, aka: Avadāta; 4 Definition(s)


Avadata means something in 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.

In Buddhism


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
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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.

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

Marathi-English dictionary

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
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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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