Avakasa, aka: Avakāśa, Avakāsa, Avakasha; 10 Definition(s)

Introduction

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The Sanskrit term Avakāśa can be transliterated into English as Avakasa or Avakasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Avakāśa (अवकाश).—Occasion; possibility of application; cf. इको गुणवृद्धी इत्यस्यावकाशः। चयनं चायकः लवनं लावकः इति । इहोभयं प्राप्नोति (iko guṇavṛddhī ityasyāvakāśaḥ| cayanaṃ cāyakaḥ lavanaṃ lāvakaḥ iti | ihobhayaṃ prāpnoti) | मेद्यति । मार्ष्टीति । (medyati | mārṣṭīti |) M. Bh. on I.1.3. Vārt. 6.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Avakāśa (अवकाश) is a synonym for Deśa (“region”), according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands [viz., Avakāśa], soil, mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu
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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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India history and geogprahy

Avakāśa.—(Ep. Ind., Vol. IV, p. 347, note 5), ‘opportunity for a grammatical rule taking effect’. Note: avakāśa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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

Pali-English dictionary

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avakāsa : (m.) chance; room; opportunity.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Avakāsa, & okāsa (ava + kāś to shine, cp. Sk. avakāśa) 1. “appearance": akkhuddâvakāso dassanāya not little (or inferior) to behold (of appearance) D. I, 114; ariyāvakāsa appearing noble or having the app. of an Aryan J. V, 87; katâvakāsa put into appearance Vv 229.—2. “opportunity": kata° given leave D. I, 276 Sn. 1030; anavakāsakārin not giving occasion Miln. 383.—anavakāsa not having a chance or opportunity (to happen), impossible; always in ster. phrase aṭṭhānaṃ etaṃ anavakāso Vin. II, 199; A. I, 26; V, 169; Pug. 11, 12; PvA. 28. (Page 81)

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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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avakāśa (अवकाश).—m (S) Leisure; unoccupied or unpressing time. 2 Space or room. 3 Interval; intermediate space or time; time yet wanting or short of. a0 dharaṇēṃ To wait a while; to stop a little.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

avakāśa (अवकाश).—m Leisure. Interval. Space or rooms.

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

Avakāśa (अवकाश).—1 Occasion, opportunity; ताते चापद्वितीये वहति रणधुरां को भयस्यावकाशः (tāte cāpadvitīye vahati raṇadhurāṃ ko bhayasyāvakāśaḥ) Ve.3.7; उत्तरावकाशमपाहरन्त्या (uttarāvakāśamapāharantyā) K.24,265; साहाय्यदानावकाशः (sāhāyyadānāvakāśaḥ) DK.96; M.3.13; M.2; oft. used with लभ् (labh) in the sense of 'to get an opportunity or scope for action'; लब्धावकाशोऽविध्यन्मां तत्र दग्धो मनोभवः (labdhāvakāśo'vidhyanmāṃ tatra dagdho manobhavaḥ) Ks.1.41.

2) (a) Place, space, room; अवकाशं किलोदन्वान्रामायाभ्यर्थितो ददौ (avakāśaṃ kilodanvānrāmāyābhyarthito dadau) R.4.58; अन्यमवकाशम- वगाहे (anyamavakāśama- vagāhe) V.4; Ms.3.27; यथावकाशं नी (yathāvakāśaṃ nī) to take to its proper place, R.6.14; अस्माकमस्ति न कथांचिदिहावकाशः (asmākamasti na kathāṃcidihāvakāśaḥ) Pt.4.8; अवकाशो विविक्तोऽयं महानद्योः समागमे (avakāśo vivikto'yaṃ mahānadyoḥ samāgame) Rām.; सदोषावकाश इव ते वाक्यशेषः (sadoṣāvakāśa iva te vākyaśeṣaḥ) V.3 your unfinished sentence shows that there is room to find fault. (

1) ) Footing, admission, scope, access, entrance; (chāyā) शुद्धे तु दर्पणतले सुलभावकाशा (śuddhe tu darpaṇatale sulabhāvakāśā) Ś.7.32; oft. used in these senses with लभ् (labh); लब्धावकाशा मे प्रार्थना, लब्धावकाशो मे मनोरथः (labdhāvakāśā me prārthanā, labdhāvakāśo me manorathaḥ) Ś.1; शोकावेगदूषिते मे मनसि विवेक एव नावकाशं लभते (śokāvegadūṣite me manasi viveka eva nāvakāśaṃ labhate) Prab.; also with कृ (kṛ) or दा () 'to make room for', 'admit', 'give way to'; असौ हि दत्त्वा तिमिरावकाशम् (asau hi dattvā timirāvakāśam) Mk.3.6; तस्माद्देयो विपुलमतिभिर्नावकाशोऽधमानाम् (tasmāddeyo vipulamatibhirnāvakāśo'dhamānām) Pt.1.366; शयने दत्तोऽवकाशः (śayane datto'vakāśaḥ) Amaru.21; अदत्तावकाशो मत्सरस्य (adattāvakāśo matsarasya) K.45 not swayed by malice; Ms.9.271; Y.2.276; ददौ च निजचित्तेऽपि सोवकाशं मनोभुवः (dadau ca nijacitte'pi sovakāśaṃ manobhuvaḥ) Ks.2.71; K.132,141,27; Ratn. 2.13; अवकाशं रुध् (avakāśaṃ rudh) to obstruct, hinder or impede; नयनसलिलोत्पीडरुद्धावकाशाम् (nayanasalilotpīḍaruddhāvakāśām) (nidrām) Me.92.

3) Interval, intermediate space or time.

4) An aperture, opening.

5) A glance cast on anything.

6) Name of certain verses during the recitation of which the eyes must be fixed upon certain objects.

Derivable forms: avakāśaḥ (अवकाशः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avakāśa (अवकाश).—(1) in Sanskrit meaning, room, space, but nt. instead of m., LV 367.20 (verse) nābhūd °śam asmin; RP 31.4 teṣv °śam asti (or assume m as ‘Hiatus-bridger’?); see also an-avakāśa; (2) appearance, in akṣudrāvakāśa, q.v.; (3) see an-avakāśa, an-okāśa.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Avakāśa (अवकाश).—m.

(-śaḥ) 1. Leisure, opportunity. 2. Interval, space. 3. An open or wide space. 4. A receptacle, a repository, a place in which any thing is kept. 5. A place, a spot, a situation. E. ava between, &c. kāśa to shine, ac aff.

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