Avasin, Avashin: 7 definitions


Avasin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

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

Avasin, (adj. -n.) (a + vasin fr. vaś) not having control over oneself, D. II, 275. (Page 84)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Āvāsin (आवासिन्).—(Sanskrit ifc.), dweller (with, near, in the confines of; [Page108-a+ 71] with gen.): brāhmaṇagṛhapatayaḥ (sc. varṣāḥ, see 109.17) upagatakānām (sc. bhikṣūṇām) āvāsī (n. pl.)…anupra- yacchanti Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.110.2, and ff., brahmans and householders living (in the confines settlea apon) for (the monks) that have entered into residence (for the rains)…

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

Avaśin (अवशिन्).—[adjective] having no (own) will, dependent.

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

1) Avaśin (अवशिन्):—[=a-vaśin] [from a-vaśa] mfn. not having one’s own free will

2) [v.s. ...] not exercising one’s own will, not independent, [Āpastamba-dharma-sūtra]

3) Avāsin (अवासिन्):—[=a-vāsin] mfn. ([gana] grāhy-ādi q.v.)

4) Āvāsin (आवासिन्):—[from ā-vas] mfn. ifc. abiding or dwelling in.

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

Āvāsin (आवासिन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Āvāsi.

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Avasin 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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