Kritavin, Kṛtāvin: 2 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Kṛtāvin can be transliterated into English as Krtavin or Kritavin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Kṛtāvin (कृताविन्).—adj. (§ 22.51; = Pali katāvin, according to [Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary] applied to arhats; so only in the first [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] citation), skilled, skillful: °vi-bhūmi, name of the 7th and last of the śrāvaka-bhūmi, i.e. that of the arhat, Mahāvyutpatti 1147; Śatasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 1473.14 et alibi, see bhūmi 4; but otherwise regularly of worldly skills, and with loc. of the subject of the skill: pañcasu (Divyāvadāna 442.9 pañca-) sthāneṣu kṛtāvī saṃvṛttaḥ Mahāvyutpatti 4996; Divyāvadāna 58.28; 100.13; 442.9 (see vidyā-sthāna); dāruparīkṣāyāṃ k° Divyāvadāna 31.1; gaṇitre 263.9; lipy-akṣareṣu 301.17; śabde 496.6; in composition, kauśala-kṛtāvinaḥ (gen. sg.) Bodhisattvabhūmi 75.2; absolute, kṛtāvī (n. pl.; of tuṣita gods) Daśabhūmikasūtra.g. 22(358).24.

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

1) Kṛtāvin (कृताविन्):—[from kṛ] a mfn. skilled, [Divyāvadāna]

2) [from kṛtānta] b etc. See, [ib.]

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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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