Vyantibhava, Vyantībhāva: 3 definitions



Vyantibhava means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

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

vyantībhāva : (m.) annihilation; destruction.

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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»] — Vyantibhava in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vyantībhāva (व्यन्तीभाव).—once vyanti°, m. (to prec.), coming to an end, being finished; always prec. by pratiniḥsarga, a near-synonym: Mahāvyutpatti 7667 (= Tibetan byaṅ bar gyur pa, being purified, see under prec. but one); pratiniḥsargo vyanti-bhāva(ḥ) Pischel SBBA 1904 p. 815, fol. 164a; kāmānāṃ prahāṇam ākhyātaṃ pratiniḥsargo vyantī° Bhikṣuṇī-karmavācanā 24a.3.

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

Vyantībhāva (व्यन्तीभाव):—[=vy-antī-bhāva] [from vy-anta > vy] m. the being removed, [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 (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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