Vivartya: 1 definition


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

Vivartya (विवर्त्य) or Vivartiya.—(compare vivartati 1), liable to turning back, to backsliding, formed as pendant to a-vi°, q.v.: Lalitavistara 392.2 no vivartyāḥ (together = a-viv°); Mahāvastu i.80.4 (prose) vivartiyāś ca avivartiyāś ca, as two classes of Bodhisattva in the 2d bhūmi (an early stage); in Gaṇḍavyūha 244.12 for (a)kṣobhyavivartyavīryatāṃ read with 2d ed. akṣo- bhyāv° (i.e. avivartya-).

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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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