Avigraha: 9 definitions


Avigraha means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 2: the Category of the living

Avigraha (अविग्रह).—according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 2.25, “the movement of a (liberated) soul is without a bend (avigraha)”. The liberated souls move without hindrance / bend in its direction of movement. The state which is without bend or hindrance while in transit is called without hindrance / bends state (avigraha).

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avigraha (अविग्रह).—a. [nāsti vigraho yasya]

1) Bodiless, incorporeal; epithet of the Supreme Being (who has no body).

2) Not known.

-haḥ (In gram.) A compound the sense of which cannot be expressed by its constituent parts separately (nityasamāsa).

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

Avigraha (अविग्रह).—nt., name of a Buddhakṣetra: Mahāvastu i.124.3.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Avigraha (अविग्रह).—mfn.

(-haḥ-hā-haṃ) Bodiless, incorporeal. E. a neg. vigraha body.

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

1) Avigraha (अविग्रह):—[=a-vigraha] m. (said of a word) the not occurring in a separate form (but only in a compound), [Ṛgveda-prātiśākhya]

2) [v.s. ...] bodiless

3) [v.s. ...] indisputable (as the Dharma), [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Avigraha (अविग्रह):—[a-vigraha] (haḥ-hā-haṃ) a. Incorporeal.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Avigraha (अविग्रह) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aviggaha.

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Avigraha 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Avigraha (ಅವಿಗ್ರಹ):—[noun] a sheep-catcher; a wolf.

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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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