Avalekhana: 7 definitions



Avalekhana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Avalekhana (अवलेखन):—Modes of administration of poison through comb.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

avalekhana : (nt.) scraping off.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

1) Avalekhana, 2 (nt.) v. l. for apalekhana. (Page 83)

2) Avalekhana, 1 (nt.) (fr. avalekhati) (a) scraping, scraping off Vin. II, 141 (°pidhara), 221 (°kaṭṭha). (b) scratching in, writing down J. IV, 402, (°sattha a chisel for engraving letters). (Page 83)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avalekhana (अवलेखन).—Scraping off.

Derivable forms: avalekhanam (अवलेखनम्).

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

Avalekhana (अवलेखन):—[=ava-lekhana] [from ava-likh] n. brushing, combing, [Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Āpastamba-dharma-sūtra; Gautama-dharma-śāstra]

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Avalekhana (अवलेखन):—(wie eben)

1) n. das Kratzen [Suśruta 1, 316, 4. 8.] —

2) f. ? [Kauśika’s Sūtra zum Atuarvaveda 36. 39. 49.]

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Avalekhana (अवलेखन):—

1) das Bürsten, Kämmen [Aśvalāyana’s Śrautasūtrāni 2, 16, 24.]

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Avalekhana (अवलेखन):—[SĀMAVIDH. BR. 3, 1, 2] nach [Sāyaṇa] = 3. a + valekhana d. i. avalekhana; wohl fehlerhaft für anulepana oder avalepana .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Avalekhana (अवलेखन):——

1) n. das Bürsten , Kämmen [SĀMAVIDH.BR.] [Gautama's Dharmaśāstra 9,32.] [Āpastamba’s Dharmasūtra] —

2) f. ī Bürste , Kamm.

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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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