Avatari: 6 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Avatari means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Avatārī (अवतारी) refers to:—The fountainhead of all avatāras, the source of all incarnations; Śrī Kṛṣṇa. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

avatari : (aor. of avatarati) descended; entered; plunged into.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

avatārī (अवतारी).—a (S) pop. avatārīka a That has assumed some earthly form--a deity. 2 Applied fig. to a person distinguished by his piety or attainments: also to a wild, daring, impetuous, or ferocious child or man. Also avatārī puruṣa.

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

avatārī (अवतारी).—a That has assumed some earthly form-a deity. Applies fig. to a person distinguished by his piety or attainments.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Avatārī (अवतारी):—(a) incarnate, the source of incarnation; superhuman.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Avatāri (ಅವತಾರಿ):—[noun] a god who has incarnated or manifested in human form on the earth.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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