Yavataka, aka: Yāvataka; 3 Definition(s)


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Pali-English dictionary

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yāvataka : (adj.) as much as; as many as; as far as.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Yāvataka, (adj.) (fr. yāva, as tāvataka fr. tāva) as much as, as many as, as far as, whatever; usually in correl. with tāvataka e.g. Vin. I, 83 (yāvataka ... t.); D. II, 18 (y. kāyo t. vyāmo); Nd2 2353 (y °ṃ ñeyyaṃ t °ṃ ñāṇaṃ); or similarly M. I, 397 (y. kathā-sallāpo ... sabbaṃ taṃ ... ); PvA. 103 (yāvatakā=yāvanto). ‹-› f. yāvatikā: yāvatikā gati tāvatikaṃ gantvā A. I, 112; y. nāgassa bhūmi as far as there was ground for the elephant D. I, 50; similarly: y. yānassa bh. as far as the carriage-road D. I, 89, 106, 108; y. ñāṇassa bh. Nett 25. (Page 555)

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

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Yāvataka (यावतक) or Yāvattaka or Yāvantaka or Yāvatika or Yāvattika.—adj., and °kam, adv. (based on Sanskrit yāvat; Pali yāvataka; AMg. jāvanta, jāvantia; the forms in °ntaka could be ka- extensions of an a-extension of Sanskrit yāvant; AMg. °ntia supports °ntika), as much, pl. as many; adv. as long, as far: yāvantakam (all mss., Senart °ttakam) avakāśam Mv i.158.11 (prose); yāvantakena mūlyena krītāni Mmk 695.10; pl. yāvattakā nāga-rājāno Mv i.208.6 (here v.l. yāvatākā) = ii.10.18 (prose); yāvatakā(ḥ) ii.301.10 and 12 (prose), v.l. both times °ttakā(ḥ); adv. yāvatakaṃ (v.l. °ttakaṃ)…vasitukāmaḥ iii.255.3 (prose), as long (a time) as you want to stay; (mss.) yāvattakaṃ (v.l. yāvatakaṃ; in iii.437.17 mss. °tikaṃ, °ttikaṃ) yānasya bhūmi(ḥ) tāvattakaṃ (i.255.9 tāvad; in the others vv.ll. tāvantakam, tāvattikaṃ) yānena gatvā (or, yātvā) Mv [Page447-b+ 71] i.255.9; iii.115.10; 437.17, as far as there was room for the wagon, so far going by wagon. See tāvattakaṃ.

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