Savadana, Sāvadāna, Sāvadānā: 1 definition



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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 Critical Pali Dictionary, s.v. apadāna, usually as in [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] of monks' begging rounds; according to Vism. 60.19—21 sa-apa-(= apetaṃ)-dāna (= avakhaṇḍanaṃ), avakhaṇḍa- virahitaṃ anugharan ti; true [etymology] 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.) Mahāvyutpatti 8567, Chin. according to Lévi on Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 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 Mahāvastu i.301.9; brāhmaṇagrāme °naṃ piṇḍāya caranto 327.8; °nīṃ Vaiśālīṃ piṇḍāya caritvā Avadāna-śataka i.8.7; °naṃ…piṇḍopacara- ṇaṃ Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 21.14; (saṃtatyā piṇḍāya) cartavyaṃ °na- cāriṇā ca bhavitavyaṃ Śikṣāsamuccaya 128.8; exceptionally of speech, sanidānavatīṃ vācaṃ bhāṣate kālena sāvadānāṃ Daśabhūmikasūtra 24.20 (uninterrupted? or well-ordered, regulated? but Tibetan śin tu go ba, well understanding; one Chin. translation(s) 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 (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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