Avataranika, Avataraṇikā: 6 definitions


Avataranika 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

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

avataraṇikā (अवतरणिका).—f S Explanatory observations; an exegesis or exposition; a commentary.

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

avataraṇikā (अवतरणिका).—f A commentary. A table of contents. An introduction, a preface.

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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

[«previous next»] — Avataranika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avataraṇikā (अवतरणिका).—

1) A short prayer at the beginning of a work which, it is supposed, causes the divinity so addressed to descend from heaven.

2) Introduction, preface.

3) Synopsis. (fig.)

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

Avataraṇikā (अवतरणिका):—[=ava-taraṇikā] [from ava-tṝ] f. the introductory words of a work (e.g. gaṇeśāya namaḥ), [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Avataranika 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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