Avanamana: 2 definitions


Avanamana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Avanaman.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Avanamana (अवनमन).—(nt.) and onamanā, f. (= Pali onamana), oending: Gaṇḍavyūha 400.22 an-avanamanena…pāṇibhyāṃ jānumaṇḍale parimārjati, he touches his knees with his hands without bending (because his arms are so long); usually of bowing, bending in humility, a sign of absence of pride: Śikṣāsamuccaya 153.18 (here text by error avanama) and 19 avanamana-praṇamanatāyām (sarvasattveṣu, in 19 defines nirmānatā, freedom from pride); Lalitavistara 182.20 (verse) nirmāṇatā onamanā gurūṇāṃ; Lalitavistara 430.22 (prose) -avanamana-pra- ṇamana- (in a long [compound]), bowing and bending (in humility before persons worthy of deference).

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Avanāmana (अवनामन).—= prec., Lalitavistara 33.7; see s.v. unnāma.

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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»] — Avanamana in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Avanamana (अवनमन) [Also spelled avanaman]:—(nm) depression; bowing down, bending.

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