Bhagavant, aka: Bhāgavant; 2 Definition(s)
Bhagavant means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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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Bhāgavant, (adj.) (fr. bhāga, equal to bhāgin) sharing in, partaking of (Gen.) Dh. 19, 20 (sāmaññassa). (Page 501)
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Bhagavant, (adj. n.) (cp. Vedic bhagavant, fr. bhaga) fortunate, illustrious, sublime, as Ep. and title “Lord.” Thus applied to the Buddha (amhākaṃ Bh.) and his predecessors. Occurs with extreme frequency; of fanciful exegetic explanations of the term & its meaning we mention e.g. those at Nd1 142=Nd2 466; Vism. 210 sq. ; DA. I, 33 sq. Usual trs. Blessed One, Exalted One. (Page 495)Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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.
Bhagavant (भगवन्त्).—(= Sanskrit id.), as in Pali standard desig-nation of the Buddha, passim: Tibetan, e.g. Mvy 2, bcom ldan ḥdas, victorious(-ly) passed beyond.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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