Prabhavat, Prabhāvat: 5 definitions


Prabhavat 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 Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Google Books: Commentary on Vasubandhu's Abhidharmakosa

Prabhāvat (प्रभावत्) is the name of an ancient human ruler, mentioned in the [Śrāvaka division] ‘Chapter on Medicine ’.—[Question:]—How many Buddhas did Master Śākyamuni worship when he was a Bodisattva in order to attain Buddha-hood? [Reply:]—There are two parts: (1) the general awakening mind and (2) establishing the two collections. [...] In accordance with the Śrāvaka division, the Chapter on Medicine states: “[...] When I heard that Buddhas are free of attachment and I saw the great extent of the tyranny of fate and the suffering in the world, I generated the mind of enlightenment. When, as the human ruler Prabhāvat, I desired enlightenment, I made this firm pledge and practiced faultless generosity”.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prabhavat in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prabhāvat (प्रभावत्).—a. Luminous, radiant, splendid.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Prabhāvat (प्रभावत्).—mfn. (-vān-vatī-vat) Luminous, radiant, splendid. f. (-tī) 1. The mother of Malli the 19th of the Jinas or Jaina saints. 2. The lute of one of the demi-gods attendant on Siva or other principal deities. 3. A form of poetical metre. E. prabhā light or splendour, and matup poss. aff.

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

1) Prabhāvat (प्रभावत्):—[=prabhā-vat] [from prabhā > pra-bhā] mfn. luminous, radiant, splendid, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) Prabhavat (प्रभवत्):—[=pra-bhavat] [from pra-bhava > pra-bhū] mf(antī)n. coming forth, arising etc.

3) [v.s. ...] mighty, powerful, potent, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature]

4) Prabhāvāt (प्रभावात्):—[=pra-bhāvāt] [from pra-bhāva > pra-bhava > pra-bhū] ind., by means or in consequence of, through, by

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Prabhāvat (प्रभावत्):—[(vān-vatī-vat) a.] Luminous, splendid. f. Mother of 19th Jaina sage; lute of a god.

context information

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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