Avatarayati, Avatārayati: 1 definition


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

Avatārayati (अवतारयति) or Otāreti.—(caus. to avatarati; in meaning 1, associated with avatāra 3), (1) causes to penetrate intel- lectually, to comprehend; initiates into, introduces to, with acc. or (oftener) loc. of what is taught of explained: Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 49.7 (verse) sarve ca te darśayi ekayānam ekaṃ ca yānaṃ avatārayanti; 182.11 (anuttarāyāṃ samyaksaṃbodhau…) avatāritavān; 347.8 (dharmavinaye) 'vatārayeyam; with (buddha-)śāsane, Bodhisattvabhūmi 222.26; 261.26 (here buddhāśāsane or °nam implied from prec.); Avadāna-śataka i.112.8; with tasyāṃ (pratipadi) Bodhisattvabhūmi 262.17; (2) removes (hair, keśa, or also beard), of a barber's activity, especially with reference to monks and nuns, compare avatāraka (2): keśāni otāreti Mahāvastu iii.179.10, 11, 12 (in 9 °reṣyati by em.); keśāny otāretvā (mss. otāritā, avat°) iii.268.18; keśān avatārya Bhikṣuṇī-karmavācanā 10b.1; Jātakamālā 122.11; keśaśmaśrūṇy avatārya Divyāvadāna 35.8; 37.11; 556.6; Samādhirājasūtra 8.15; keśaśmaśru avatārya Avadāna-śataka i.136.6; 234.1; an-avatārita- keśā, with hair unshorn Bhikṣuṇī-karmavācanā 10a.5; with causative meaning, keśaśmaśrūṇy avatārayitvā, having had the hair and beard cut, caused it to be cut Mahāvastu iii.222.17 (in the same passage in Pali, Dīghanikāya (Pali) ii.249.20, the form used is ohāretvā); object unexpressed, avatāraya Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.280.18; °rayitum id.; °rita, ppp., 281.1, 2.

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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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