Avuso, Āvuso: 3 definitions


Avuso 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

Friend. A term of naming that a bhikkhu utilises while addressing a younger bhikkhu (according to the number of vassa).

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

āvuso : (ind.) (Vocative), friend; brother. (A form of polite address among monks).

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Āvuso, (Voc. pl. m.) (a contracted form of āyusmanto pl. of āyusman, of which the regular Pāli form is āyasmant, with v for y as frequently in Pāli, e.g. āvudha for āyudha) friend, a form of polite address “friend, brother, Sir”, usually in conversation between bhikkhus. The grammatical construction is with the pl. of the verb, like bhavaṃ and bhavanto.—Vin. II, 302; D. I, 151, 157; II, 8; SnA 227; DhA. I, 9; II, 93; PvA. 12, 13, 38, 208. (Page 113)

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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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