Avalehakam: 1 definition



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

Avalehakam (अवलेहकम्).—(-avalehakam), adv. (Sanskrit °ka, adj., one who licks, [Boehtlingk and Roth] 5.1063; so, hastāvalehakā(ḥ) abudhāḥ, foolish hand- lickers, said of certain ascetics, Lalitavistara 258.5), in a manner accompanied by licking (of the hands or bowl; said of the cating process): [Prātimokṣasūtra des Sarvāstivādins] 533.10 (Mahāvyutpatti 8587) na hastāvaleha- kaṃ piṇḍapātaṃ paribhokṣyāmaḥ, and [Prātimokṣasūtra des Sarvāstivādins] 533.11 (Mahāvyutpatti 8588) na pātrāvalehakam…The Pali equivalent (Vin. iv. 198.5, 11) is -nillehakaṃ; but hatthāpalekhana also occurs ([Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary]).

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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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