Suvikranta, Suvikrānta, Su-vikranta: 7 definitions


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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Suvikranta in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Lokottaravāda

Suvikrānta (सुविक्रान्त) is the name of a Buddha under whom Śākyamuni (or Gautama, ‘the historical Buddha’) acquired merit along the first through nine bhūmis, according to the Mahāvastu. There are in total ten bhūmis representing the ten stages of the Bodhisattva’s path towards enlightenment.

Suvikrānta is but one among the 500 Buddhas enumerated in the Mahāvastu during a conversation between Mahākātyāyana and Mahākāśyapa, both principle disciples of Gautama Buddha. The Mahāvastu is an important text of the Lokottaravāda school of buddhism, dating from the 2nd century BCE.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Suvikrānta (सुविक्रान्त).—a. very valiant or bold, chivalrous; सुविक्रान्तस्य नृपतेः सर्वमेव महीतलम् (suvikrāntasya nṛpateḥ sarvameva mahītalam) Śiva. B.16.45.

-ntaḥ a hero.

-ntam heroism.

Suvikrānta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and vikrānta (विक्रान्त).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Suvikrānta (सुविक्रान्त).—name of a former Buddha: Mahāvastu i.141.12.

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

Suvikrānta (सुविक्रान्त).—m.

(-ntaḥ) A hero. n.

(-ntaṃ) Heroism, prowess. E. su, and vikrānta valiant.

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

1) Suvikrānta (सुविक्रान्त):—[=su-vikrānta] [from su > su-yaj] mfn. very valiant or heroic, bold, chivalrous, [Śārṅgadhara-paddhati]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a hero, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] n. valour, heroism, [Mahābhārata]

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

Suvikrānta (सुविक्रान्त):—[su-vikrānta] (ntaḥ) 1. m. A hero. n. Heroism.

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Suvikranta 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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