Pavatta, Pavattā, Pāvaṭṭa: 3 definitions


Pavatta means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Pāvaṭṭa [in the Malayalam language] refers to the medicinal plant known as “Morinda pubescens J. E. Smith” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning pāvaṭṭa] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.70; MA.ii.890.

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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

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pavatta : (adj.) going on; fallen down. (nt.) the circle of existence.

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

Pavatta, (adj.) (pp. of pavattati) 1. (adj.) happening, going on, procedure, resulting Th. 2, 220 (assu ca pavattaṃ, taken by Mrs. Rh. D. as “tears shed”); ThA. 179; PvA. 35, 83 (gāthāyo), 120, esp. with ref. to natural products as “that which comes, ” i.e. normal, natural, raw; °phala ready or natural, wild fruit (gained without exertion of picking), in cpds. °phalika SnA 295 sq.; °bhojana (adj.) J. I, 6; III, 365; Vism. 422, and, °bhojin one who lives on wild fruit (a certain class of ascetics, tāpasā) D. I, 101; M. I, 78, 343; A. I, 241; II, 206; cp. DA. I, 269 sq. & SnA 295, 296. °maṃsa fresh or raw meat (flesh) Vin. I, 217 (cp. Vin. Texts II. 81).—2. (nt.) “that which goes on, ” i.e. the circle or whirl of existence Miln. 197, 326 (cp. Miln. translation II. 200 “starting afresh in innumerable births, ” quot. fr. C.), opp. appavatta freedom from Saṃsāra, i.e. Nibbāna ibid.—3. founded on, dealing with, relating to, being in S. IV, 115 (kuraraghare p. pabbata); DA. I, 92 (ādinaya°), 217 (°pīti-sukha being in a state of happiness). (Page 442)

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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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