āvaraṇa आवरण

Definition: आवरण a. Covering, hiding, obscuring, obstructing; नेत्रावरणमश्रु R.14.71. -णम् 1 Covering, concealing, hiding, obscuring; सूर्ये तपत्यावरणाय दृष्टेः कल्पेत लोकस्य कथं तमिस्रा R.5.13,19.46,19.16. -2 Shutting, enclosing, fencing. -3 A covering, anything that covers or protects &c.; हस्तौ स्वौ नयति स्तनावरणताम् M.4. 14; Ś.3.21; (fig.) protection, defence; शीलमावरणं स्त्रियाः Rām.; चरित्रावरणाः स्त्रियः Chāṇ.76. -4 Obstruction, interruption, restraint (of bashfulness &c.); कालेनावरणात्ययात् U.1.39. -5 An enclosure, fence, surrounding wall; लब्धान्तरा सावरणे$पि गेहे R.16.7; Ki.5.25. -6 A bolt, latch. -7 A shield. -8 An armour; आक्षिप्तचापावरणेषु जालानि Ki.17.59. -9 (in phil.) mental blindness (Jaina). -Comp. -शक्तिः mental ignorance (which veils the real nature of things).


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