Avakshepana, Avakṣepaṇa: 8 definitions

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Avakshepana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Avakṣepaṇa can be transliterated into English as Avaksepana or Avakshepana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Nyaya (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Avakshepana in Nyaya glossary
Source: Shodhganga: A study of Nyāya-vaiśeṣika categories

Avakṣepaṇa (अवक्षेपण) refers to one of the five kinds of Karma (action) in the Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika philosophy. According to Kaṇāda, karma (action) is of five kinds. According to Praśastapāda (Praśastapādabhāṣya), the action which is caused by gurutva, prayatna, saṃyoga and which is the cause of conjunction of the body with upper portion of the thing and disjunction with lower portion is called utkṣepaṇa. Avakṣepaṇa is the cause of the conjunction and disjunction which are opposite of the utkṣepaṇa. According to Varadarāja (Tārkikarakṣā), the non-inherent cause of the conjunction with lower space is avakṣepaṇa. According to Annaṃbhaṭṭa (Tarkasaṃgraha), that is known as avakṣepaṇa which is the cause of conjunction with the lower space.

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Nyaya (न्याय, nyaya) refers to a school of Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. The Nyaya philosophy is known for its theories on logic, methodology and epistemology, however, it is closely related with Vaisheshika in terms of metaphysics.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Avakshepana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avakṣepaṇa (अवक्षेपण).—

1) Throwing down, considered as one of the five kinds of karman, q. v.

2) Contempt, despising; अवक्षेपणे कन् (avakṣepaṇe kan) P.V.3.95.

3) Censure, blame; P.I.3. 32;IV.2.195.

4) Overcoming, subduing.

-ṇī Rein, bridle.

Derivable forms: avakṣepaṇam (अवक्षेपणम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Avakṣepaṇa (अवक्षेपण).—i. e. ava -kṣip + ana, n. Throwing down. Bhā- ṣāp. 5.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Avakṣepaṇa (अवक्षेपण).—[neuter] throwing down, also = the [preceding]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Avakṣepaṇa (अवक्षेपण):—[=ava-kṣepaṇa] [from ava-kṣip] n. throwing down, overcoming, [Pāṇini 1-3, 32, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] reviling, blame, despising, [Pāṇini 5-3, 95 & vi, 2, 195]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Avakṣepaṇa (अवक्षेपण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Avakkhevaṇa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Avakshepana in German

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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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