Avastu, Avastū, Avāstu: 9 definitions



Avastu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

avastū (अवस्तू).—ad (avastu S) Suddenly, unexpectedly, unawares. 2 (avastāt S At last or finally.) Altogether, utterly, wholly, at all. Neg. con. Ex. hā majaśīṃ a0 bōlalā nāhīṃ. The power and the popular apprehension of the words through this invariable neg. con. is, Not even by accident; not by any chance or hap; never at all.

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avastu (अवस्तु).—n S An unreality, a non-entity, a chimera. 2 Unreality, unsubstantialness, emptiness, vanity.

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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

Avastu (अवस्तु).—n. [kutsitārthe nañ]

1) A worthless thing or matter; अवस्तुनिर्बन्धपरे कथं नु ते (avastunirbandhapare kathaṃ nu te) Ku.5.66 intent on a bad object.

2) Unreality (of matter), insubstantiality; वस्तुन्यवस्त्वारोपोऽज्ञानम् (vastunyavastvāropo'jñānam) attribution of unreality; नावस्तुनो वस्तुसिद्धिः (nāvastuno vastusiddhiḥ); °ता, -त्वम् (tā, -tvam) unreality.

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Avāstu (अवास्तु).—a. Ved. Having no abode, homeless; अवास्तुमेनमस्वर्गमप्रजसं करोति (avāstumenamasvargamaprajasaṃ karoti) Av.12.5.45.

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

Avastu (अवस्तु).—n. (-stu) Insubstantiality, the unreality of matter. E. a priv. vastu thing.

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

Avastu (अवस्तु).—n. the unreal, the nothing, [Vedāntasāra, (in my Chrestomathy.)] in Chr. 204, 9, 10.

Avastu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and vastu (वस्तु).

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

Avastu (अवस्तु).—[neuter] a slight or bad thing; nonentity, unreality. Abstr. tva [neuter]

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

1) Avastu (अवस्तु):—[=a-vastu] n. a worthless thing, [Kumāra-sambhava v, 66], insubstantiality, the unreality of matter, [Kapila; Vedāntasāra]

2) Avāstu (अवास्तु):—[=a-vāstu] [from a-vāstava] mfn. having no home, [Atharva-veda xii, 5, 45.]

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

Avastu (अवस्तु):—[a-vastu] (stu) 2. n. Insubstantiality.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Avastu (अवस्तु):—(3. a + va) n. eine werthlose Sache [Kumārasaṃbhava 5, 66.] vedāntamate . ajñānādisaphalajaḍasamūhaḥ . [Śabdakalpadruma]

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Avāstu (अवास्तु):—(3. a + vā) adj. ohne Wohnplatz, heimathlos [Atharvavedasaṃhitā 12, 5, 55.]

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Avastu (अवस्तु):—[Z. 2] lies sakala st. saphala; die Stelle steht [Vedānta lecture No. 20] und avastu bedeutet hier das Unreale, Unding; vgl. [Kathāsaritsāgara 63, 190.] [Kapila 1, 20. 78.] avastutva [79.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Avastu (अवस्तु):—n.

1) werthlose Sache.

2) Unding , das Unreale [258,3.9.274,5.] Dazu Nom.abstr. tva n.

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Avāstu (अवास्तु):—Adj. heimathlos.

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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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