Avatamsa, Avataṃsa, Avataṁsa: 18 definitions


Avatamsa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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.

Avatamsa has 16 English definitions available.

Alternative spellings of this word include Avatans.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[Deutsch Wörterbuch]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Avataṃsa (अवतंस):—(von tan mit ava; vgl. avatāna) m. n. [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 3, 5, 13.] Kranz, reifenförmiger Schmuck; nach den Lexicographen [?(Amarakoṣa 3, 4, 229. Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 654. Medinīkoṣa s. 47):] a) Ohrenschmuck, b) auf dem Scheitel getragener Kranz. karṇāvataṃsadviguṇākṣarasūtram [Kumārasaṃbhava 3, 46.] mātaraḥ svavāhanakṣobhacalāvavataṃsāḥ [7, 38.] Bildlich: puṇḍarīkāvataṃsābhiḥ parikhābhiḥ [Rāmāyaṇa 5, 12, 18.] puṣpāvataṃsam salilam [Suśruta 1, 171, 10.] sravantyaḥ haṃsāvataṃsāḥ [Prabodhacandrodaja 87, 14.] tāmarasāvataṃsāḥ jalasaṃniveśāḥ [Gedicht vom Vogel Cātaka 5.] — Vgl. avataṃsaka .

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Avataṃsa (अवतंस):—, karṇāvataṃsa [Daśakumāracarita] in [Benfey’ Chrestomathie aus Sanskritwerken 199, 3.] kāmamañjarī nāmāṅgapuryavataṃsasthānīyā vārayuvatiḥ [179, 13. fg.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Avataṃsa (अवतंस):——

1) m. n. Kranz , reifenförmiger Schmuck. Am Ende eines adj. Comp. f. ā. —

2) m. Nomen proprium eines Berges [Indische studien von Weber 10,281.]

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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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