Avalambita: 11 definitions


Avalambita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Avalambit.

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

avalambita : (pp. of avalambati) hung down.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

avalambita (अवलंबित).—p S Supported, protected, patronized, cherished. 2 Grasped or clung to (for support or protection). 3 Hanging, pendant, daugling.

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

avalambita (अवलंबित).—p Supported; protected. Hang- ing. Pendent.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avalambita (अवलम्बित).—p. p.

1) Supported, protected.

2) Suspended, hung down; सौधावलम्बितया वरत्रया (saudhāvalambitayā varatrayā) Pt.2; चूतशाखावलम्बिते समुद्रके (cūtaśākhāvalambite samudrake) Ś.4;

3) Expeditious, prompt (śīghra).

4) Alighting, descending (actively used).

5) Depending upon, trusting to.

6) Clung to, caught hold of, समभिसृत्य रसादवलम्बितः (samabhisṛtya rasādavalambitaḥ) Śi.6.1.

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

Avalambita (अवलम्बित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Quick, expeditious. 2. Alighting, descending. 3. Protected, cherished. 4. Hanging on or upon, suspended from, clinging to. 5. Depending upon, trusting to, supported by. E. ava, and the part. past of lavi to go, to fall, &c.

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

Avalambita (अवलम्बित).—= [preceding] adj.

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

1) Avalambita (अवलम्बित):—[=ava-lambita] [from ava-lamb] mfn. hanging down, hanging on, suspended from, clinging to, [Śakuntalā] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] crouching or settling down, [Hitopadeśa]

3) [v.s. ...] depending upon, resting upon as a support, [Raghuvaṃśa ix, 69; Vikramorvaśī] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] placed upon, [Suśruta]

5) [v.s. ...] supported or protected by

6) [v.s. ...] (in [Passive voice] sense) clung to, caught hold of [Śiśupāla-vadha vi, 10]

7) [v.s. ...] ([from] [Causal]) having been made to hang down, let down (as a basket by a string), [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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

Avalambita (अवलम्बित):—[ava-lambita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Protected, depending on; quick.

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

Avalambita (अवलम्बित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Olaṃbiya.

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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

[«previous next»] — Avalambita in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Avalaṃbita (अवलंबित) [Also spelled avalambit]:—(a) supported; depended.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Avalaṃbita (ಅವಲಂಬಿತ):—[adjective] relying (on another) for support or aid; dependent; not acting on one’s own.

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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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