Avakrantaka, Avakrāntaka: 1 definition


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[«previous next»] — Avakrantaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Avakrāntaka (अवक्रान्तक).—(-avakrāntaka), also °ika, f. °ikā, only in tīrthikāv°, one who has gone over to heretics, a renegade Buddhist: Mahāvyutpatti 8759 °takaḥ; Bhikṣuṇī-karmavācanā 16b.2 °tikā. The corresp. Pali, Vin. i.89.35, has titthiya-pakkantaka, apparently = prakrānta(ka); but I suspect that the true original of both this and avakr° was *apakrāntaka; Pali apakkamati and apakkanta are used in mgs. very close to this, and neither ava-nor pra-kram- seems so appropriate.

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Avakrāntaka (अवक्रान्तक) or Avakrāntika.—: tīrthikāv° Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.204.10.

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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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