Tathagatagarbha, Tathāgatagarbha, Tathagata-garbha: 2 definitions

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

Tathāgatagarbha (तथागतगर्भ).—m., (1) in Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra according to Suzuki (see Studies 405 with references), the womb where the T. is conceived and nourished and matured = the Ālayavijñāna fully purified of its…vāsanā and…dauṣṭhulya: Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 77.14 ff., etc.; (2) name of a Bodhisattva: Mahāvyutpatti 669.

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

Tathāgatagarbha (तथागतगर्भ):—[=tathā-gata-garbha] [from tathā-gata > ta-thā > tat] m. Name of a Bodhi-sattva, [Buddhist literature; cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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