Avunati, Āvuṇāti: 2 definitions
Avunati means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
āvuṇāti : (ā + vu + nā) 1. strings upon; 2. fixes on to.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Āvuṇāti, (in form = *avṛṇoti, ā + vṛ, cp. āvarati, but in meaning = *āvayati, ā + vā to weave, thus a confusion of the two roots, the latter being merged into the former) to string upon, to fix on to (c. Loc.), to impale J. I, 430; III, 35; V, 145; VI, 105.—Caus. II. āvuṇāpeti J. III, 218 (sūle).—pp. āvuta1 (q. v.), whereas the other pp. āvaṭa is the true derivative of ā + vṛ. (Page 113)
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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