Avasa, Āvāsa, Avasha, Avaśā, Avasā: 11 definitions

Introduction

Avasa means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.

The Sanskrit term Avaśā can be transliterated into English as Avasa or Avasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Āvāsa (आवास) is a Sanskrit technical term denoting a “residence” in general, according to the lists of synonyms given in the Mānasāra XIX.108-12 and the Samarāṅgaṇa-sūtradhāra XVIII.8-9, both populair treatises on Vāstuśāstra literature.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

M (Mansion). Place where we dwell.

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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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General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Āvāsa (आवास, “dwellings”) or Āvāsamātsarya refers to “selfishness regarding dwellings” and represents one of the “five selfishnesses” (mātsarya) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 78). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., āvāsa). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Buddhism Tourism: Glossary of Buddhist Terms

One of the two types of rainy season abode for monks and nuns.

India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Āvāsa.—cf. a-kūra-cullaka-vināśi-khaṭv-āvāsa (IE 8-5), shelter or accommodation [which the villagers were obliged to provide for the touring officers of the king]; cf. saṃvāsa, etc. Note: āvāsa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

āvāsa : (m.) home; dwelling place.

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

Avasa, (adj.) (a + vasa) powerless Sdhp. 290. (Page 83)

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Āvāsa, (Sk. āvāsa; ā + vas) sojourn, stay, dwelling, living; dwelling-place, residence Vin. I, 92; D. III, 234; S. IV, 91; A II 68, 168; III, 46, 262; Sn. 406; Dh. 73 (cp. DhA. II, 77); Nd1 128; J. VI, 105; Dhs. 1122; Pug, 15, 19, 57; KhA 40; DhA. I, 177 (āvāsaṃ ālimpeti: read āvāpaṃ); PvA. 13, 14, 36; VvA. 113; Sdhp. 247. —anāvāsa (n. & adj.) uninhabited, without a home; an uninhabited place A. IV, 345; J. II, 77; Pv. II, 333; PvA. 80 (= anāgāra); VvA. 46.

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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

1) Avaśa (अवश).—a (S)Independent, uncontrolled, untamed, unsubdued.

2) avasa (अवस).—f (amāvāsyā S) The day of new moon. 2 The early night: also the hour before dawn. Gen. in loc. case avaśīṃ or avaśīsa. avasēsa punavēsa yēṇēṃ or ghaḍaṇēṃ To happen occasionally (on high days and holy days).

3) āvasa (आवस).—f See avasa.

4) āvasā (आवसा).—m C (āvāsa S) A temporary and slight erection (esp. of leafy branches and stakes), a booth.

5) āvāsa (आवास).—m S A place of abiding or residence; an abode.

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

1) Avaśa (अवश).—a Independent, uncontrolled.

2) avasa (अवस).—f The day of new moon. The early night or the hour before dawn.

3) āvāsa (आवास).—m An abode, residence.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avaśa (अवश).—a. [nāsti vaśaṃ āyattatvaṃ yasya]

1) Independent, free; विशन्ति चावशाः पार्थ योगाद्योगबलान्विताः (viśanti cāvaśāḥ pārtha yogādyogabalānvitāḥ) Mb.12.3.24.

2) Not compliant or docile, disobedient, self-willed; स्त्री चावशा (strī cāvaśā) Pt.1.424; Ms.5.33.

3) Not subjected to or swayed; अवशो विषयाणाम् (avaśo viṣayāṇām) K.45; uncontrolled, unrestarined; °इन्द्रियचित्तानाम् (indriyacittānām) H.1.17;2.14; Dk.34; मधुरैरवशानि लम्भयन् वशम् (madhurairavaśāni lambhayan vaśam) Ki.2.55 wild.

4) Not master of oneself, subject to the senses; कमपरमवशं न विप्रकुर्युः (kamaparamavaśaṃ na viprakuryuḥ) Ku.6.95.

5) Not having one's own will, dependent, helpless, powerless; सकलमवशं सीदति जगत् (sakalamavaśaṃ sīdati jagat) H.2.76; कार्यते ह्यवशः (kāryate hyavaśaḥ) Bg.3.5; K.174; Pt.1.335; U.3; कथमवशो ह्ययशोविषं पिबामि (kathamavaśo hyayaśoviṣaṃ pibāmi) Mk.1.13; विमुञ्चन्त्यवशा देहं कालस्य वशमागताः (vimuñcantyavaśā dehaṃ kālasya vaśamāgatāḥ) Rām. Mu.1.12.

6) Necessary, certain; किमस्य भवतो यथा सुहृद एव नाशोऽवशः (kimasya bhavato yathā suhṛda eva nāśo'vaśaḥ) Mu.6.16.

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Avaśā (अवशा).—Ved. Not a cow, a bad cow; य एनामवशामाह देवानां निहितं निधिम् (ya enāmavaśāmāha devānāṃ nihitaṃ nidhim) Av.12.4.17.

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Avasa (अवस).—[av-asac Uṇ.3.117; avatītyavaso rājā bhānuśca Ujjval.]

1) A king.

2) The Sun.

3) A kind of tree (arka).

-sam 1 Refreshment, food, यदमुष्णीतमवसं पणिं गाः (yadamuṣṇītamavasaṃ paṇiṃ gāḥ) Rv.1.93.4. provision (especially for a journey), viaticumsaḥ also); एतत्ते रुद्रावसम् (etatte rudrāvasam) Yv.3.61.

2) Preserving, protecting.

Derivable forms: avasaḥ (अवसः).

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Avasā (अवसा).—Ved. Liberation, release. कथा शृण्वन्नवसामस्य वेद् (kathā śṛṇvannavasāmasya ved) Rv.4.23.3.

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Āvāsa (आवास).—1 (a) A house, habitation, abode; आवासवृक्षोन्मुखबर्हिणानि (āvāsavṛkṣonmukhabarhiṇāni) R.2.17. (b) Apartment, room. (c) A place of refuge.

Derivable forms: āvāsaḥ (आवासः).

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

Avaśa (अवश).—mfn.

(-śaḥ-śā-śaṃ) 1. Independent, unsubjected, unrestrained. 2. Necessary, certain. E. a neg. vaśa subjection.

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Avasa (अवस).—ind. (-vasa) Without, on the outside. m.

(-saḥ) 1. A king. 2. The sun. n.

(-saṃ) Preserving, protecting, (in the language of the Vedas.) E. ava to preserve, &c. asac Unadi aff.

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Āvāsa (आवास).—m.

(-saḥ) A house, a dwelling. E. āṅ, vas to dwell, affix ghañ.

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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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