Vinayadhara: 4 definitions

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Introduction:

Vinayadhara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India. 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.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Vinayadhara.—(LL), Buddhist; one who has learnt the Vinaya texts by heart. Note: vinayadhara is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vinayadhara in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vinayadhara : (adj.) an expert in Vinaya-code.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Vinayadhara refers to: one who knows or masters the V. by heart, an expert in the V. Vin. I, 169; II, 299 (with dhamma-dhara & mātikā-dhara); A. I, 25; II, 147; III, 78 sq. 179, 361; IV, 140 sq.; V, 10 sq.; J. III, 486; IV, 219; Vism. 41, 72; KhA 151; DhA. II, 30 (with dhamma —kathika & dhuta-vāda) (cp. BSk. vinayadhara Divy 21).

Note: vinayadhara is a Pali compound consisting of the words vinaya and dhara.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vinayadhara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vinayadhara (विनयधर).—m. (= Pali id.), one who has mastered and knows the Vinaya: Mahāvyutpatti 5142; pratyantimeṣu jana- padeṣu vinayadhara(mss. °raṃ)-pañcamenopasaṃpadaṃ Divyāvadāna 21.23.

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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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