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, pw 2.111; so LV 39.8 kukṣāv avakrāmeyaṃ; Mv i.205.5 etc.), enters (a condition or state): Gv 460.3 (see s.v. -avakrāma) gdve. avakramitavyaḥ; LV 180.6 sattveṣu ca mahākaruṇām avakrāmati sma; in Mv 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 SP 95.8 (verse); enters into, realizes (dharma, true religion; compare Pali dhammassa avakkanti, see CPD), dharmam avakrāntaḥ MSV iii.62.11; middham (sleep) avakrānto Divy 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): LV 400.14 (prose) mahākaruṇām avakrāmayati, and in same context Mv iii.318.15 °ṇāṃ okrāmetvā; RP 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. 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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