Avanata, aka: Avanāṭa; 5 Definition(s)

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

Pali

Avanata, see oṇata. (Page 83)

(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.

General definition (in Buddhism)

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.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

(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.

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): 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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