Avatamsaka, Avaṭaṃsaka, Avataṃsaka: 9 definitions
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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)Source: Journal of the University of Bombay Volume V: Apabhramsa metres (2)
Avataṃsaka (अवतंसक) is the name of a catuṣpadi metre (as popularly employed by the Apabhraṃśa bards), as discussed in books such as the Chandonuśāsana, Kavidarpaṇa, Vṛttajātisamuccaya and Svayambhūchandas.—Avataṃsaka has 22 mātrās in each of their four lines, made up with 1 caturmātra, 1 pañcamātra, 2 caturmātras of the Yagaṇa (ISI) type and one pañcamātra of the Yagaṇa (ISS) type.
Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Avaṭaṃsaka, (= vaṭ°) see Vin Texts II. 347. (Page 82)
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Avataṃsaka (अवतंसक).—An ear-ornament, an ornament in general; अशोकस्तबकेनेव दिङ्मुखस्यावतंसकम् (aśokastabakeneva diṅmukhasyāvataṃsakam) V.5.3; प्रासादाट्टा- वतंसका (prāsādāṭṭā- vataṃsakā) (laṅkā) Rām.
Derivable forms: avataṃsakaḥ (अवतंसकः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Avataṃsaka (अवतंसक).—m. or nt., fig. a large number, collection: buddhāva° Divyāvadāna 162.26; 401.14; Avadāna-śataka i.87.9.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Avataṃsaka (अवतंसक).—[avataṃsa + ka], m. and n. An ear-ring, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 141.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Avataṃsaka (अवतंसक).—[masculine] the same, as adj. ([feminine] sikā) crowned with (—°).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Avataṃsaka (अवतंसक):—[=ava-taṃsaka] [from ava-taṃsa] mn. (ifc. f ā), idem, [Rāmāyaṇa etc.]
2) [v.s. ...] Name of a Buddhist text.
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Avataṃsaka (अवतंसक):—(von avataṃsa) dass.: puṣpāvataṃsakaiḥ [Rāmāyaṇa 5, 17, 13.] kṛtāpīḍāvataṃsakau bhāryāpatī [2, 96, 31.] prāsādāṭṭāvataṃsakā (laṅkā) [3, 53, 36.] koṣṭhāgārāvataṃsakām (laṅkām) [5, 10, 1.] prabhāpallavitenāsau karoti maṇinā khagaḥ . aśokastavakeneva diṅnukhasyāvataṃsakam .. [Vikramorvaśī 141.]
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Avataṃsaka (अवतंसक):—m. [Halāyudha 2, 399.] Titel einer buddhistischen Schrift [WASSILJEW 119. 130. 157. 201. 204. 222. 327.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Avataṃsaka (अवतंसक):—m. n. —
1) = avataṃsa 1). Am Ende eines adj. Comp. f. ā. —
2) Titel einer buddh. Schrift.
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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