Avali, aka: Āvalī; 6 Definition(s)


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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Āvali (आवलि) refers to a unit of time according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 5.40.—What is the duration of one āvali? It consists of innumerable time-instants. What is the duration of one breathe (inhale and exhale)? It consists of numerable āvalis.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 5: The category of the non-living
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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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Pali-English dictionary

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āvalī : (f.) a row; a string.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Āvalī, (f.) (cp. Sk. āvalī & see valī) a row, range J. V, 69; DA. I, 140. (Page 111)

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

avalī (अवली).—f ( A) Anticipation or forestalling: also surpassing, excelling, outdoing. v sādha.

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avaḷī (अवळी).—f (āmalakī S) A tree, Phyllanthus emblica.

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āvali (आवलि).—f (S) A row, range, line, rank.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

avaḷī (अवळी).—f A tree, Phyllanthus emblica.

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āvali (आवलि).—f A row, range, rank.

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

Avalī (अवली).—4 A.

1) To stick, hang on.

2) To bow, stoop; Mb.8.

3) To hide oneself in; Rām.6.

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Āvali (आवलि) or Āvalī (आवली).—f. [ā-val-in vā ḍīp]

1) A line, row, range; अरावलीम् (arāvalīm) V.1.4; द्विजावली बालनिशाकरांशुभिः (dvijāvalī bālaniśākarāṃśubhiḥ) Śi., so अलक°, धूम°, दन्त°, हार°, रत्न° (alaka°, dhūma°, danta°, hāra°, ratna°) &c.

2) A series, continuous line.

3) A dynasty, lineage.

Derivable forms: āvaliḥ (आवलिः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-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. 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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