Avashishta, Avaśiṣṭa: 10 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Avaśiṣṭa can be transliterated into English as Avasista or Avashishta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Avashisht.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Avaśiṣṭa (अवशिष्ट) and Pūrṇa are the two Indras of the Dvīpakumāras who came to the peak of Meru for partaking in the birth-ceremonies of Ṛṣabha, according to chapter 1.2 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Avashishta in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

avaśiṣṭa (अवशिष्ट).—p S Remaining, left over, left.

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

avaśiṣṭa (अवशिष्ट).—p Remaining, left over. avaśēṣa m Remnant, remainder, residue.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avaśiṣṭa (अवशिष्ट).—p. p.

1) Left, remaining; स्तम्बेन नीवार इवावशिष्टः (stambena nīvāra ivāvaśiṣṭaḥ) R.5.15; किमवशिष्टमह्नः (kimavaśiṣṭamahnaḥ) Ratnāvalī 3; निद्रागमसीम्नः कियद- वशिष्टम् (nidrāgamasīmnaḥ kiyada- vaśiṣṭam) Mv.6; कियदवशिष्टं रजन्याः (kiyadavaśiṣṭaṃ rajanyāḥ) Ś.4 how much of the night yet remains (has yet to run).

2) Remaining over and above, surplus.

-ṣṭam, -ṣṭakam Rest, remainder, remnant; सुराकामद्यूतकृतं द्रण्डशुल्कावशिष्टकम् (surākāmadyūtakṛtaṃ draṇḍaśulkāvaśiṣṭakam) Y.2.47.

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

Avaśiṣṭa (अवशिष्ट).—mfn.

(-ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) Left, rest, remainder. E. ava, and śiṣṭa left.

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

Avaśiṣṭa (अवशिष्ट).—[adjective] left, remaining from ([genetive] or —°), having only ([instrumental] or —°) left.

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

Avaśiṣṭa (अवशिष्ट):—[=ava-śiṣṭa] [from ava-śiṣ] mfn. left, remaining.

[Sanskrit to German]

Avashishta 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Avaśiṣṭa (अवशिष्ट) [Also spelled avashisht]:—(a) left; remaining; residuary; residual; (nm) residue, remnant.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Avaśiṣṭa (ಅವಶಿಷ್ಟ):—[adjective] that is remaining; that is left when a part is taken away; remaining; remnant; residual.

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Avaśiṣṭa (ಅವಶಿಷ್ಟ):—[noun] that which remains as residue; what is left at the end of a process; remainder; residual.

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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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