Avanati; 5 Definition(s)


Avanati means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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 Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Avanati (अवनति).—Moon's true latitude as corrected for parallax. Note: Avanati is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms
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Jyotiṣa (ज्योतिष, jyotisha or jyotish) basically refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents one of the six additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas. Jyotiṣa concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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avanati : (f.) stooping; bending.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Avanati, (-°) (f.) (fr. avanamati) stooping, bending, bowing down, humiliation Miln. 387 (unnat’âvanati). (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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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avanati (अवनति).—f Decay, deterioration.

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

Avanati (अवनति).—f.

1) Bending, bowing down, stooping; अवनतिमवनेः (avanatimavaneḥ) Mu.1.2,3.8; Śi.9.8.

2) Declining in the west, setting; गतवत्यराजत जपाकुसुमस्तबकद्युतौ दिनकरेऽवनतिम् (gatavatyarājata japākusumastabakadyutau dinakare'vanatim) Śi.9.8.

3) A bow, prostration.

4) Bending (as a bow); धनुषामवनतिः (dhanuṣāmavanatiḥ) K. (where also means 'stoopng').

5) Modesty, absence of insolence, humility.

Derivable forms: avanatiḥ (अवनतिः).

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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