Avanti, Āvantī, Āvanti, Avantī, Avamti: 31 definitions


Avanti means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, biology, Tamil. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Rasashastra (Alchemy and Herbo-Mineral preparations)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Avantī (अवन्ती):—One of the sixty-eight Siddhauṣadhi, as per Rasaśāstra texts (rasa literature). These drugs give siddhi (success) in mercurial operations. Even so, they are more powerful than rasa (mercury) itself. These may perform all the kāryas (‘effects’) and grant dehasiddhi (‘perfection of body’) and lohasiddhi (‘transmutation of base metals’) both.

Dietetics and Culinary Art (such as household cooking)

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Avanti (अवन्ति) is the name of a region mentioned in a list of regions in the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—According to the author people living in different regions [viz., Avanti] have their own nourishing foodstuffs [viz., godhūma (wheat)]. Such foodstuffs are more beneficial for them.

Unclassified Ayurveda definitions

Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Avanti (अवन्ति) is the name of a region whose waters (i.e., rivers) produce hemorrhoids, as mentioned in verse 5.11-12 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] (those) [rivers, viz., nadī] rising with the Prācyas, Avantis, and Aparāntas [produce] hemorrhoids; (those) [rivers] coming from the Mahendra [produce] abdominal swellings, elephantiasis, and indisposition; [...]”.

Note: The Prācyas, Avantis, and Aparāntas are either (according to the commentators) the peoples of Gaur, Malwa, and the Konkan or (according to Dowson, Dictionary s. vv.) the peoples east of the Ganges and those of Malwa and Malabar.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Avanti (अवन्ति).—A country called Mālava in ancient India. The famous Ujjayinī was the capital of Avanti. This city is situated on the bank of Śiprā. The renowned poets such as Kālidāsa and others, lived in this city. This is one of the seven cities considered to be capable of giving Mokṣa (heavenly bliss). (Mahābhārata, Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 9, Stanza 43).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Avanti (अवन्ति).——(c)—a kingdom: Here there was a Brāhmaṇa miser who lost all his wealth and the love of his kith and kin, and who became ultimately an ascetic. Though illtreated by the public as a thief, he never took notice of it, and ever meditating on Hari, attained release.1 The dvijas of, became Vrātyas after Puramjaya's days.2 The people of, were enlisted by Jarāsandha against the Yadus.3 Here is Mahākālavana where Rudra vanquished Andhaka who sought to abduct Pārvatī;4 ruled by Śūdras and Ābhīras.5

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa XI. 23. 6-62.
  • 2) Ib. XII. 1. 38.
  • 3) Ib. X. [50 (V) 3]; XI. 23. 6.
  • 4) Matsya-purāṇa 179. 5.
  • 5) Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 24. 68; Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 1. 38.

1b) A R. from the Pāriyātra, of the Bhāratavarṣa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 29; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 98; Matsya-purāṇa 114. 24.

1c) A Vindhya tribe: attacked Paraśurāma and were defeated; Jayadhvaja established at; one of the five gaṇas of Haihayas;1 a king of, married Āhukī, sister of Āhuka.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 65; III. 39. 11; 69. 50 and 52; Matsya-purāṇa 43. 46; 114. 54.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 128; Matsya-purāṇa 44. 70.

2) Avantī (अवन्ती).—A son of Arjuna (Kārtavīrya).*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 43. 46.

3) Āvanti (आवन्ति).—A tribe.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 114. 36.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Avanti (अवन्ति) refers to the name of a Deśa (country) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.87.1, V.19.24). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Avanti) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

1) Āvantī (आवन्ती) refers to one of the four pravṛtti (‘local usage’); it is a Sanskrit technical term defined in the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 6. These pravṛttis provide information regarding costumes, languages, and manners in different countries of the world.

2) Avantī (अवन्ती) refers to a country pertaining to the above (āvantī) local usage (pravṛtti) according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 14. It is also known by the name Āvantika. It is mentioned that this local usage (adopted by these countries) depends on the grand style (sāttvatī) and the graceful style (kaiśikī).

3) Āvantī (आवन्ती) refers to one of the seven “major dialects” (bhāṣā) in language, according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 18. It is also known by the name Avantijā. Accordingly, “Āvantī is the language of gallant crooks (dhūrta)”.

4) Avanti (अवन्ति).—In the “extraneous representation” (āhāryābhinaya) of dramatic plays, the young women of Avanti are to have curling hairs, according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 23.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Kavya (poetry)

Source: Google Books: The Loom of Time (by Kalidasa)

Avanti (अवन्ति).—The ancient name for Malwa, now the western part of the state of Madhya Pradesh. Avanti is a very ancient kingdom, mentioned in the Mahābhārata as one of the 16 great kingdoms—mahā-janapada. In the time of Gautama Buddha (sixth century BC), it was very powerful under its ruler Pradyota; JUjjayinī was its captial. Avanti was a rich kingdom because of its overseas trade which passed through Ujjayinī.

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara

Avantī (अवन्ती) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—The region of which Ujjain was the capital. It is the kingdom of Vikramāditya and probably Rājaśekhara’s wife (Avantī sundari) belongs to this region.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Avanti (अवन्ति) or Āvantika refers to an ancient kingdom identified with “the people of the extreme border lands on the west”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 5), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If the sun and moon should begin to be eclipsed when only half risen, deceitful men will suffer as well as sacrificial rites. [...] If they should be eclipsed when in the sign of Libra (Tulā), the people of the extreme border lands on the west [i.e., avanti], the people of Sindha, the trading classes and the people of Kaccha will be afflicted with miseries. If when in the sign of Scorpio (Vṛścika), the people of Udambara, of Madra, of Colā and of Yaudheya will all suffer miseries along with soldiers armed with poisoned weapons”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha 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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: archive.org: Indian Historical Quarterly Vol. 7

Avanti (अवन्ति) is the name of a country classified as Kādi (a type of Tantrik division), according to the 13th century Sammoha-tantra (fol. 7).—There are ample evidences to prove that the zone of heterodox Tantras went far beyond the natural limits of India. [...] The zones in the Sammoha-tantra [viz., Avanti] are here fixed according to two different Tantrik modes, known as Kādi and Hādi.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

One of the four great monarchies in the time of the Buddha, the other three being Magadha, Kosala and Vamsa (or Vatsa).

Avanti is also mentioned among the sixteen Mahajanapada (A.i.213; iv.252, 256, 260).

Its capital was Ujjeni. But according to another account (D.ii.235), Mahissati is mentioned as having been, at least for some time, the capital of Avanti. It is quite likely that ancient Avanti was divided into two parts, the northern part having its capital at Ujjeni and the southern part (also called Avanti Dakkhinapatha) at Mahissati (Mahismati) (Bhandarkar: Carmichael Lectures (1918), p.54). This theory is supported by the fact that in the Mahabharata (ii.31, 10), Avanti and Mahismati are referred to as two different countries.

In the Buddhas time, the King of Avanti was Pajjota, a man of violent temper (Vin.i.277), and therefore known as Canda Pajjota. He wished to conquer the neighbouring kingdom of Kosambi, of which Udena was king, but his plans did not work out as he had anticipated. Instead, his daughter Vasuladatta became Udenas wife and the two countries continued to be on friendly terms. The romantic story of this marriage is given in DhA.i.191ff. For a summary see Vasuladatta.

The kingdom of Assaka is invariably mentioned in connection with Avanti. Even in the Buddhas life time, Avanti became a centre of Buddhism. Among eminent monks and nuns who were either born or resided there, are to be found

Maha Kaccana Nanda Kumaraputta Sona Kutikanna Dhammapala Abhayarajakumara Isidatta and Isidasi

It is said that when Pajjota heard of the Buddhas advent to the world, he sent his chaplains son, Kaccana, with seven others, to invite him to Avanti.

Having listened to the Buddhas teaching, the messengers became arahants, and when Kaccana conveyed to the Buddha the kings invitation to Avanti, he was asked by the Buddha to return and represent him. Kaccana returned to Avanti and converted Pajjota to the faith of the Buddha (ThagA.i.485). Henceforward Maha Kaccana seems to have spent a good deal of his time in Avanti, dwelling in the city of Kuraraghara in the Papata Pabbata (S.iii.9, 12; iv.115-16; A.v.46; also UdA.307).

The religion thus introduced, however, does not seem to have spread to any extent until much later; for we find Maha Kaccana experiencing great difficulty in collecting ten monks, in order that Sona Kutikanna might receive the higher Ordination; in fact it was not until three years had elapsed that he succeeded (Vin.i.195). Later, when Sona Kutikanna visited the Buddha at Savatthi, he conveyed to the Buddha Maha Kaccanas request that special rules might be laid down for the convenience of the monks of Avanti Dakkhinapatha and of, other border countries (Vin.i.197-8). The Buddha agreed,

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: archive.org: Bulletin of the French School of the Far East (volume 5)

Avanti (अवन्ति) (in Chinese: A-p'an-t'i) refers to one of the fifty-five kingdoms enumerated in chapter 17 of the Candragarbha: the 55th section of the Mahāsaṃnipāta-sūtra, a large compilation of Sūtras (texts) in Mahāyāna Buddhism partly available in Sanskrit, Tibetan and Chinese.—In the Candragarbhasūtra, the Bhagavat invites all classes of Gods and Deities to protect the Law [dharma?] and the faithful in their respective districts.—In Avanti, the following deities are appointed (among others): The Gandharva Mo-lo-man-to; the Yakṣa Soma; the Asura Piṅgala; the Nāga P'o-si-t'o-tch'a; the Kumbhāṇḍa Kunālākṣa; the Goddess Utpalā.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Sum Jaina Canonical Sutras (vividhatirthakalpa)

Avanti (अवन्ति) roughly corresponds to modern Mālwa, Nimār, and adjoining parts of Central provinces. The caitya of Abhinandanadeva, son of king Sambara, was in the village of Meda in Mālava. Once a host of Mleccha troops invaded the place and broke the temple along with the image of Abhinandanadeva. After many days a merchant named Vaija came here from Dhāraḍa. He was a very pious man who would not eat anything until he finished worshipping the deity. The Medas showed him the broken figure of Abhinandanadeva. He began to wroship it, and resolved not to take any meal until it became an unbroken entity. Then as per injunction received in a dream, he anointed the image with sandal paste, in consequence of which it became an unbroken whole. He installed it on an altar under the Pippala tree.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism

Avanti (अवन्ति) refers to one of the sixteen Mahājanapadas of the Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—Avanti is mentioned in the Aṅguttara Nikāya as one of the sixteen great Janapadas. From the Dīpavaṃsa we know that Ujjenī, the capital of Avanti, was built by Accutagāmī. Avanti roughly corresponds to modern Mālwa Nimār and adjoining parts of the Central Provinces. Prof. Bhandarkar has rightly pointed out that ancient Avanti was divided into two parts; the northern part had its capital at Ujjenī and the southern part called Avanti Dakṣiṇāpatha had its capital at Māhissatī or Māhiśmatī. Among other cities of Avanti referred to in Buddhist and Jain works, mention may be made of Kuraraghara and Sudarsanapura.

Avanti was an important centre of Buddhism. Some of the leading theras and therīs were either born or resided there, e.g., Abhayakumāra, Isidāsī, Isidatta, Soṇakuṭikaṇṇa, and Mahākaccāna. The Dhammapada Commentary tells us that when Mahākaccāna was living at the city of Kuraraghara in Avanti, he ordained an upasāka named Sonakuṭikaṇṇa.

Source: academia.edu: Minor Chiefs and "Hero" in Ancient Tamilakam

Avanti is a name related to the historical geography and rulers of ancient Tamil Nadu, occuring in Sangam literature such as the Akanāṉūṟu and the Puṟanāṉūṟu.—Notes: Smiths of Avanti (Maṇimēkalai 19.108, Bollée 2017: 7)

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Avanti in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Zingiber zerumbet (L.) Roscoe ex Sm. from the Zingiberaceae (Ginger) family having the following synonyms: Amomum zerumbet, Zerumbet zingiber, Amomum silvestre. For the possible medicinal usage of avanti, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Avanti in India is the name of a plant defined with Coccinia grandis in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Cephalandra indica (Wight & Arn.) Naudin, nom. illeg. (among others).

2) Avanti is also identified with Zingiber zerumbet It has the synonym Amomum silvestre Poir. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Observationes Botanicae (Retzius) (1783)
· FBI (1892)
· Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique (1841)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2002)
· Notes from the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh (1984)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1996)

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

avanti (अवंति) [or अवंतिका, avantikā].—f (S) A city, Ougein. This is one of the seven sacred cities, death at which introduces into eternal happiness. These seven are ayōdhyā, mathurā, māyā, kāśī, kāñcī, avanti, dvārakā.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avanti (अवन्ति) or Avantī (अवन्ती).—f. [av-bāhu° jhic Uṇādi-sūtra 3.5.]

1) Name of a city, the modern उज्जयिनी (ujjayinī), one of the seven sacred cities of the Hindus, to die at which is said to secure eternal happiness; cf. अयोध्या मथुरा माया काशी काञ्चिरव- न्तिका । पुरी द्वारावती चैव सप्तैता मौक्षदायिकाः (ayodhyā mathurā māyā kāśī kāñcirava- ntikā | purī dvārāvatī caiva saptaitā maukṣadāyikāḥ) || The women of Avanti are said to be very skilful in all erotic arts; cf. आवन्त्य एव निपुणाः सुदृशो रतकर्मणि (āvantya eva nipuṇāḥ sudṛśo ratakarmaṇi) B. R.1.82.

2) Name of a river. m. (pl.) Name of a country and its inhabitants; its capital being उज्जयिनी (ujjayinī) on the river सिप्रा (siprā); and there is also the temple of महाकाल (mahākāla) in the suburbs. [According to Hemachandra अवन्ति (avanti) is synonymous with Mālava or the modern Mālavā; but the latter country covered in ancient times, as now, a wider area than Avanti, as Bāṇa applies the name to a neighbouring kingdom in the east, whose capital was Vidiśā on the Vetravatī or Betvā. In the time of the Mahābhārata Avanti appears to have extended on the south to the banks of the Narmadā and on the west probably to the banks of the Myhe or Mahī]; अवन्तिनाथोऽयमुदग्रबाहुः (avantinātho'yamudagrabāhuḥ) R.6.32; असौ महाकाल- निकेतनस्य वसन्नदूरे किल चन्द्रमौलेः (asau mahākāla- niketanasya vasannadūre kila candramauleḥ) 6.34,35; प्राप्यावन्तीनुदयन- कथाकोविदग्रामवृद्धान् (prāpyāvantīnudayana- kathākovidagrāmavṛddhān) Meghadūta 3; अवन्तीषूज्जयिनी नाम नगरी (avantīṣūjjayinī nāma nagarī) K.52.

Derivable forms: avantiḥ (अवन्तिः).

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

Avanti (अवन्ति).—m.

(-ntiḥ) 1. The name of a city, the modern Oujein. 2. The name of a river. E. ava to preserve, Unadi affix jhic; the derivative is irregular. Avanti, is one of the seven sacred cities of the Hindus, to die at which secures eternal happiness: the word is also written avantī and avantikā.

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Avantī (अवन्ती).—f. (-ntī) A city: see avanti.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Avanti (अवन्ति).—m. pl. The name of a people, Mahābhārata 6, 350.

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Avantī (अवन्ती).—f. The name of a city, the modern Oujein, [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 31 v. r.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Avanti (अवन्ति).—[masculine] [plural] [Name] of a people.

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Avantī (अवन्ती).—[feminine] [Name] of the capital of the Avan.

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

1) Avanti (अवन्ति):—[from avantaka] m. [plural] Name of a country and its in habitants, [Mahābhārata vi, 350; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a river.

3) Avantī (अवन्ती):—[from avantaka] f. ([Pāṇini 4-1, 65 [Scholiast or Commentator]]) Oujein, Name etc.

4) [v.s. ...] the queen, of Oujein, [Pāṇini iv, 1, 176 [Scholiast or Commentator]] (cf. āvantya)

5) [v.s. ...] (= avanti) Name of of river.

6) Āvantī (आवन्ती):—[from āvanta] f. the language of Avanti.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Avanti (अवन्ति):—(nti) 2. m. A city (Oujein); name of a river.

2) Avantī (अवन्ती):—(ntī) 3. f. A city, &c.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Avanti (अवन्ति) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Avaṃti, Avaṃtī.

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Avanti in German

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Avaṃti (अवंति) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Avanti.

2) Avaṃti (अवंति) also relates to the Sanskrit words: Avanti, Ntī.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Āvaṃti (ಆವಂತಿ):—[adjective] of or related to Āvanti country or its literary style.

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Āvaṃti (ಆವಂತಿ):—[noun] (rhet.) in Saṃskřta literature, a style, one of the six styles originated in Āvanti country (a district in present Ujjain.)

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Avanti (அவந்தி) noun < Avantī.

1. Ujjain, one of cattapuri, q.v.; சத்தபுரியு ளொன்றாகிய உச் சயினி. (பிங்கலகண்டு) [sathapuriyu lonragiya us sayini. (pingalagandu)]

2. Parrot; கிளி. (பிங்கலகண்டு) [kili. (pingalagandu)]

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Avanti (அவந்தி) noun < avanti-sōma. Vinegar, fermentation of rice-water; காடி. [kadi.] (தைலவருக்கச்சுருக்கம் தைல. [thailavarukkachurukkam thaila.] 119.)

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Avanti (அவந்தி) noun < a-vandhyā. (நாநார்த்த. [nagarthathipigai])

1. Woman who has borne children; பிள்ளைபெற்றவள். [pillaiperraval.]

2. Fruit-bearing tree; காய்க் கும் மரம். [kayk kum maram.]

3. Cow that has calved; ஈற்றுப்பசு. [irruppasu.]

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Avanti (அவந்தி) noun Indian caper; கோவை. (பச்சிலைமூலிகை அகராதி) [kovai. (pachilaimuligai agarathi)]

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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