Avavaraka: 2 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avavaraka (अववरक).—

1) An aperture.

2) Window; see अपवरक (apavaraka).

Derivable forms: avavarakaḥ (अववरकः).

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

Avavaraka (अववरक).—(also avaraka? m. or nt.; = Pali ovaraka, Sanskrit apavaraka, which is read also in mss. of Divyāvadāna), [Page075-a+ 71] a secret apartment or chamber; according to Speyer Avadāna-śataka ii.158.10 n., a subterranean room. Several times mss. (of Avadāna-śataka, Divyāvadāna) present avaraka, which might be regarded as a case of haplology or haplography; but twice, at least, Pali seems to read (a)varaka instead of ovaraka: jāto (')varake Jātaka (Pali) i.391.21 and Vv commentary 158.14 ([Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary] would understand jāt' ovarake; both prose): Kāśyapa Parivarta 71.1 (prose) gṛhe vā layane vā avavarake vā; (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 519.27 (prose) guhye pradeśe avavarake vā; 534.10 (verse) prachanne…svagṛhe vāvava- rake 'pi ca (meter corrupt); Avadāna-śataka ii.54.5 avarakaṃ praviṣṭā udbandhanahetoḥ (to hang herself); here text with ms. avara°; 55.7 avavarakam (so ms., text avara°) avabhā- samānā; 158.10 avavarakaṃ praviśa, and °kaṃ praviṣṭā; Divyāvadāna 471.8 apavarakaṃ (no v.l.) prāviśat; avavarake (or avarake) strī prasūtā Divyāvadāna 471.9 (text apav°, but no ms. has -p-; they point to avarake or avavarake); 479.25 (text apav°, but all mss. avarake), 26—27 (text apav° with 1 ms., 2 mss. (a)varake, actually varake after -e).

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