Bhitvara: 1 definition


Bhitvara means something in 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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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Bhitvara (भित्वर) or Bhittvara.—adj., ruined, broken-down: (of a house,) read bhitvara (with ms. Ḱ) or °ru (with 3 mss., KN) in Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 85.4 (verse), for durbalam of both edd., which the preceding and parallel sudurbalaṃ makes improbable; Tibetan ḥjig (ñe) supports a form of bhid-; read for the next word bhairavaṃ, with all Nepalese mss. of KN, also Ḱ, and Tibetan ḥjigs, for KN's em. itvara; this word (q.v.) is inappropriate here, yet similar enough in meaning to have helped in the creation of bhit(t)vara, as if bhid- plus tvara, modelled on i-tvara and Sanskrit ga-tvara; the latter has a meaning virtually identical with that required here. Is this the word intended by vidvarena (vi = bhi repea- tedly here) in Dutreuil, C fragm. XIIIvo, for which Pali SN i.131.11 has bhindanena, v.l. °rena? See Barua and Mitra 211, 213.

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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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