Avis, Āviś, Avish, Āvis, Avir, Āvir: 12 definitions


Avis means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Tamil. 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.

The Sanskrit term Āviś can be transliterated into English as Avis or Avish, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Āvis (आविस्) refers to “direct (experience)”, according to the Īśvarapratyabhijñāvimarśinī (KSTS vol. 65, 330).—Accordingly, “[...] Thus, due to practicing [this insight], the qualities of His consciousness, which are aspects of Śakti, fully penetrate [those various levels], causing the [various] powers to arise. But even without practice, in the [rare] case of an instantaneous immersion into That, one obtains the state of liberation-in-life through the process of the direct experience (āvis-bhāvana-krama) of [the Five Mystic States]: Bliss, Ascent, Trembling, Sleep, and ‘Whirling,’ which means Pervasion”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Āvis (आविस्) refers to the “manifestation (of the amanaskamudrā)”, according to the Yogatārāvalī: a short Yoga text of twenty-nine verses presenting Haṭhayoga as the means to Rājayoga (i.e., Samādhi).—Accordingly, while describing the no-mind state: “We see the Amanaska Mudrā manifesting (āvisāvirbhavantīm) in [those] most eminent sages because [their] breathing has disappeared, [their] bodies are firm and [their] lotus-eyes are half closed”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avis (अविस्).—n. [av-bhāve isun]

1) Protection.

2) Going. m. An extender, enlarger.

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Āviś (आविश्).—6 U.

1) To enter; गौरीगुरोर्गह्वरमाविवेश (gaurīgurorgahvaramāviveśa) R.2. 26,3.28.

2) To take possession of, possess, affect; मूढमाविशन्ति न पण्डितम् (mūḍhamāviśanti na paṇḍitam) H.1.3; so भयम्, मोहः, क्रोधः (bhayam, mohaḥ, krodhaḥ) &c.

3) To go towards, approach.

4) To go or attain to a particular state; सुखम्, मन्युम् (sukham, manyum) &c.

5) To arise. -Caus.

1) To cause to enter; मष्यावेशित चेतसाम् (maṣyāveśita cetasām) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 12.7.

2) To possess; K.17.

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Āvis (आविस्).—ind. A particle meaning 'before the eyes', openly', 'evidently' (usually prefixed to the roots as, bhū and kṛ); आचार्यकं विचयि मान्मथमाविरासीत् (ācāryakaṃ vicayi mānmathamāvirāsīt) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 1.26.

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

Avis (अविस्).—m.

(-viḥ) An extender or enlarger.

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Āvis (आविस्).—ind. Manifest, evident. E. āṅ before uṅ to sound, ir aff.

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

Āvis (आविस्).—adv. and prepos., combined or compounded with as, kṛ, bhū, and their derivatives, Manitest.

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

Āvis (आविस्).—[adverb] openly, before the eyes. With as & bhū become visible, appear; [with] kṛ make visible, reveal, show.

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

1) Āvir (आविर्):—a See āvis below.

2) [from āvis] b (in [compound] for āvis).

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

1) Āviś (आविश्):—[=ā-√viś] [Parasmaipada] [Ātmanepada] -viśati, -te ([infinitive mood] ā-viśam, [Ṛg-veda ii, 24, 6]) to go or drive in or towards;

—to approach, enter;

—to take possession of [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Rāmāyaṇa; Manu-smṛti] etc.;

—to sit down, settle, [Mahābhārata];

—to get or fall into;

—to reach, obtain;

—to become, [Ṛg-veda; Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa] etc.:

—[Causal] -veśayati, to cause to enter or approach;

—to cause to reach or obtain;

—to deliver, offer, present;

—to make known, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Raghuvaṃśa; Bhagavad-gītā etc.]

2) Āviṣ (आविष्):—a See āvis.

3) Āvis (आविस्):—ind. (said to be connected with vahis and ava; or [from] ā-vid, [Boehtlingk & Roth’s Sanskrit-Woerterbuch]; cf. [Greek] ἐξ; [Latin] ex ?), before the eyes, openly, manifestly, evidently, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]

4) Āviṣ (आविष्):—[from āvis] b (in [compound] for āvis).

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

Āvis (आविस्):—[ā-vis] ind. Manifestly.

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

Āvis (आविस्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Āvi, Āvisa.

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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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