Avanata, Avanāṭa: 9 definitions

Introduction

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

General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Avanata (अवनत, “bent down”) refers to one of the “twenty form objects” (rūpa) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 34). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., avanata). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

Avanata, see oṇata. (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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

avanata (अवनत).—p S Bowed, bending, stooping. 2 fig. Humble or lowly; submissive, compliant, or yielding.

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

avanata (अवनत).—a Bowed, stooping. Humble, lowly, submissive.

context information

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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avanata (अवनत).—p. p.

1) Bent down, hung down, downcast; विनय°, प्रश्रय°, लज्जा°, °उत्तरकायम् (vinaya°, praśraya°, lajjā°, °uttarakāyam) R.9.6; फलपुष्पैरवनतान् (phalapuṣpairavanatān) Rām. cf. also लिखन्नास्ते भूमिं बहिरवनतः प्राणदयितः (likhannāste bhūmiṃ bahiravanataḥ prāṇadayitaḥ) Amaru 7.

2) Verging in the west, setting; रजनिरवनतेन्दुर्लज्जयाधो- मुखी च (rajaniravanatendurlajjayādho- mukhī ca) Śi.1.91.

3) Bending, stooping, deepened, not projecting.

4) Humble.

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Avanāṭa (अवनाट).—a. [nataṃ nāsikāyāḥ; ava-nāṭac see avaṭīṭa] Flat nosed.

-ṭam The condition of having a flat nose.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Avanatā (अवनता).—(compare Pali avana, free from lust, Critical Pali Dictionary, and see vanatā), freedom from desire: Śatasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 633.18 °tām upādāya.

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

Avanata (अवनत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Bending, stooping, bowed. E. ava down, nama to bow, kta aff.

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Avanāṭa (अवनाट).—mfn.

(-ṭaḥ-ṭā-ṭaṃ) Flat-nosed. E. ava flatness, nāṭac affix, in this sense.

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

1) Avanata (अवनत):—[=ava-nata] [from ava-nam] mfn. bowed, bent down, [Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] bending, stooping, deepened, not projecting, [Rāmāyaṇa vi, 23, 12, etc.]

3) Avanāṭa (अवनाट):—[=ava-nāṭa] mf(ā)n. = ava-ṭīṭa q.v., [Pāṇini 5-2, 31.]

context information

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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