Avakramayati, Avakrāmayati: 1 definition


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

Avakrāmayati (अवक्रामयति) or Avakrāmati or Okrāmayati or Ukrāmayati.—§ 3.54 (Pali avakkamati, okk°; in Sanskrit in this sense only of entering the womb, conception; so Caraka, [Boehtlingk] 2.111; so Lalitavistara 39.8 kukṣāv avakrāmeyaṃ; Mahāvastu i.205.5 etc.), enters (a condition or state): Gaṇḍavyūha 460.3 (see s.v. -avakrāma) gdve. avakramitavyaḥ; Lalitavistara 180.6 sattveṣu ca mahākaruṇām avakrāmati sma; in Mahāvastu i.51.3 (prose) okrami (aor.) has as its subject, not goal, mahākāruṇaṃ (sattveṣu), great compassion entered into him (gen.); yakṣagraho ukrami (§ 3.54) teṣa kāye Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 95.8 (verse); enters into, realizes (dharma, true religion; compare Pali dhammassa avakkanti, see Critical Pali Dictionary), dharmam avakrāntaḥ Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya iii.62.11; middham (sleep) avakrānto Divyāvadāna 579.20; avakrāmayati, formally caus., could by a forced interpretation be taken to mean allows (e.g. compassion, or sluggishness) to enter (into himself), but probably more realistically to be taken as meaning the same as the simplex, enters into (a state): Lalitavistara 400.14 (prose) mahākaruṇām avakrāmayati, and in same context Mahāvastu iii.318.15 °ṇāṃ okrāmetvā; Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 56.17 styānamiddhaṃ nāvakrāmitavān, and similarly 57.11; note close resem- blance to passages using the simplex, above.

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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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