Sarvabhaksha, Sarvabhakṣa, Sarvabhaksa, Sarvabhakṣā, Sarva-bhaksha: 10 definitions

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Sarvabhaksha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

The Sanskrit terms Sarvabhakṣa and Sarvabhakṣā can be transliterated into English as Sarvabhaksa or Sarvabhaksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdomlib Libary: Vajrayana

Sarvabhaksa is the name of a mahāsiddha, of which eighty-four in total are recognized in Vajrayāna (tantric buddhism). His title is “the glutton”. He lived somewhere between the 8th and the 12th century AD.

These mahāsiddhas (e.g., Sarvabhaksa) are defined according to the Abhayadatta Sri (possibly Abhayākaragupta) tradition. Its textual origin traces to the 11th century caturāsiti-siddha-pravṛtti, or “the lives of the eighty-four siddhas”, of which only Tibetan translations remains. Sarvabhaksa (and other Mahāsiddhas) are the ancient propounders of the textual tradition of tantric or Vajrayana Buddhism.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sarvabhaksha in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sarvabhakṣa (सर्वभक्ष).—a (S) sarvabhakṣaka a (S) sarvabhōktā a (S) That has no restriction of food; that devours every thing indiscriminately, clean or unclean, good or bad. Applied to fire, the goat, crow &c., and to classes or individuals among men.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

sarvabhakṣa (सर्वभक्ष) [-bhakṣaka-bhōktā, -भक्षक-भोक्ता].—a That has no res- triction of food.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Sarvabhakṣa (सर्वभक्ष).—fire.

Derivable forms: sarvabhakṣaḥ (सर्वभक्षः).

Sarvabhakṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarva and bhakṣa (भक्ष).

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Sarvabhakṣā (सर्वभक्षा).—a female goat.

Sarvabhakṣā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarva and bhakṣā (भक्षा).

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

Sarvabhakṣa (सर्वभक्ष) or Sarvvabhakṣa.—mfn.

(-kṣaḥ-kṣā-kṣaṃ) Omnivorous, eating all or any thing. f.

(-kṣā) A female goat. E. sarva all, and bhakṣa who eats.

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

Sarvabhakṣa (सर्वभक्ष).—I. adj. omnivorous, eating all things, [Hitopadeśa] ii. [distich] 173. Ii. f. ṣā, a female goat.

Sarvabhakṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarva and bhakṣa (भक्ष).

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

Sarvabhakṣa (सर्वभक्ष).—[adjective] eating all kinds of food; omnivorous.

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

1) Sarvabhakṣa (सर्वभक्ष):—[=sarva-bhakṣa] [from sarva] mf(ā)n. eating or devouring everything, omnivorous (-tva n.), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] being entirely eaten up, [???]

3) Sarvabhakṣā (सर्वभक्षा):—[=sarva-bhakṣā] [from sarva-bhakṣa > sarva] f. a she-goat, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Sarvabhakṣā (सर्वभक्षा):—[sarva-bhakṣā] (kṣā) 1. f. A female goat.

[Sanskrit to German]

Sarvabhaksha in German

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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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