Savadana, Sāvadāna, Sāvadānā: 1 definition

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Savadana 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

Sāvadāna (सावदान).—(f.) and °nī, adj., °nam, adv. (= Pali sapadāna, rarely v.l. sā°, see CPD, s.v. apadāna, usually as in BHS of monks' begging rounds; acc. to Vism. 60.19—21 sa-apa-(= apetaṃ)-dāna (= avakhaṇḍanaṃ), avakhaṇḍa- virahitaṃ anugharan ti; true etym. uncertain), in regular, systematic order; chiefly of monks' begging rounds, un- interrupted(ly), going from one house to the next in order: °naṃ (probably adv.) Mvy 8567, Chin. acc. to Lévi on Karmav 21.14 dans l'ordre de succession, which is probably intended by Tibetan mthar chags; context proves application to begging rounds; taṃ grāmaṃ °naṃ piṇḍāya caritvā Mv i.301.9; brāhmaṇagrāme °naṃ piṇḍāya caranto 327.8; °nīṃ Vaiśālīṃ piṇḍāya caritvā Av i.8.7; °naṃ…piṇḍopacara- ṇaṃ Karmav 21.14; (saṃtatyā piṇḍāya) cartavyaṃ °na- cāriṇā ca bhavitavyaṃ Śikṣ 128.8; exceptionally of speech, sanidānavatīṃ vācaṃ bhāṣate kālena sāvadānāṃ Dbh 24.20 (uninterrupted? or well-ordered, regulated? but Tibetan śin tu go ba, well understanding; one Chin. transl. having stages or divisions); Kondo's ed. cites one ms. as sāpa°.

Sāvadāna can also be spelled as Sāvadānā (सावदाना).

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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. 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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