Avalamba: 16 definitions

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Avalamba means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Jaina Yoga

Avalamba (अवलम्ब) refers to a type of Brahmacārin: the first of the four stages of a layman (āśrama) according to Cāmuṇḍarāya (940–989 A.D.) in his Caritra-sāra. Avalamba-brahmacārin refers to one who passes a novitiate as amonk studying the āgama in the kṣullaka stage but then goes back to the household life.

Cāmuṇḍarāya, who was a Digambara Jain, has taken over the Hindu concept of the four āśramas, which, following Jinasena, he terms brahmacārin (e.g., Avalamba), gṛhastha, vānaprastha, and bhikṣu.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

avalamba (अवलंब).—m S Refuge, protection, asylum, shelter. 2 A perpendicular. 3 Colatitude of a place.

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

avalamba (अवलंब).—m Shelter, depending upon. Protection.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avalamba (अवलम्ब).—

1) Hanging down.

2) Hanging on, dependence on (fig. also); तन्तुजालावलम्बाः (tantujālāvalambāḥ) Meghadūta 72; कुनृपतिभवन- द्वारसेवा° (kunṛpatibhavana- dvārasevā°) Bhartṛhari 1.67.

3) A prop, stay, support (lit. and fig.); help, assistance (fig.); सावलम्बगमना (sāvalambagamanā) R.19.5 walking supported by others; नभसि निरवलम्बे (nabhasi niravalambe) Chāt.1.8; संततिविच्छेदनिरवलम्बानाम् (saṃtativicchedaniravalambānām) Ś.6; दैवेनेत्थं दत्तहस्तावलम्बे (daivenetthaṃ dattahastāvalambe) Ratnāvalī 1. 6; चित्रलेखादत्तहस्तावलम्बा (citralekhādattahastāvalambā) V.1; see. हस्तावलम्ब (hastāvalamba) also.

4) Hence, a crutch or stick for support.

5) A suspender.

6) An appendage.

7) A perpendicular line.

Derivable forms: avalambaḥ (अवलम्बः).

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

Avalambā (अवलम्बा).—see Olambā.

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

Avalamba (अवलम्ब).—m.

(-mbaḥ) 1. Asylum, dependance, support. 2. Depending, hanging on or from. 3. A prop, a stay. 4. A suspender. 5. A perpendicular. E. ava before lavi to go, &c. ac affix; also avalambanaṃ

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

Avalamba (अवलम्ब).—[ava-lamb + a], m. 1. Depending, hanging on or from. 2. A prop.

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

Avalamba (अवलम्ब).—[adjective] hanging down; [masculine] = seq. [neuter]

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

1) Avalamba (अवलम्ब):—[=ava-lamba] [from ava-lamb] mf(ā)n. hanging down from ([locative case] [Rāmāyaṇa]) or to (in [compound] [Mahābhārata xiii, 982])

2) [v.s. ...] m. hanging on or from, [Meghadūta]

3) [v.s. ...] depending, resting upon, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] dependance, support, a prop, a stay, [Raghuvaṃśa xix, 50, etc.] (cf. nir-avat), a perpendicular, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. pṛṣṭhyāvat.)

5) Avālamba (अवालम्ब):—m. = apāl°, [Āpastamba-śrauta-sūtra]

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

Avalamba (अवलम्ब):—[ava-lamba] (baḥ) 1. m. Asylum, support, prop; a perpendicular.

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

Avalamba (अवलम्ब) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Avalaṃba, Avalaṃbaga, Olaṃba.

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Avalamba 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Avalaṃba (अवलंब) [Also spelled avalamb]:—(nm) support, stay; dependence; prop; ~[bana] dependence; support; hence ~[] (a).

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Avalaṃba (अवलंब) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Avalamb.

2) Avalaṃba (अवलंब) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Avalamba.

2) Avalaṃba has the following synonyms: Avalaṃbaga.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Avalaṃba (ಅವಲಂಬ):—

1) [noun] a rigid support, as a beam, stake or pole, placed under or against a structure or part; a prop.

2) [noun] a hanger made of woven rope, hung from the roof, for holding vessels.

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Avaḷaṃba (ಅವಳಂಬ):—

1) [noun] a rigid support, as a beam, stake or pole, placed under or against a structure or part; a prop.

2) [noun] a hanger made of woven rope, hung from the roof, for holding vessels.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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