a male Bodhisattva, widely revered and identified with various persons and gods.
For example, the power of Avalokitesvara was separated from his protecting care and providence.
The Religions of Japan William Elliot Griffis
Probably it refers to the legendary birth of their chief saint, Avalokitesvara, who is said to have been born of a lotus flower.
The Religious Sentiment Daniel G. Brinton
In another temple we found the Lamas holding service in worship of the many-handed Buddha, Avalokitesvara.
The Unveiling of Lhasa Edmund Candler
- Avalon peninsula
a peninsula in SE Newfoundland, in E Canada: surrounded on three sides by the Atlantic Ocean. About 3579 sq. mi. (9270 sq. km). noun a large peninsula of Newfoundland, between Trinity and Placentia Bays. Area: about 10 000 sq km (4000 sq miles)
- Avalon/common lisp
avalon/common lisp language A LISP dialect available as a prototype only. [“Reliable Distributed Computing with Avalon/Common LISP”, S.M. Clamen et al, CMU-CS-89-186 and Proc Intl Conf on Computer Languages, Mar 1990]. (2002-02-03)
French, literally “before,” in various terms borrowed into English, corresponding to Italian avanti, both from Latin abante, a compound of ab “from” (see ab-) and ante “before” (see ante). Contemporary Examples avant Garde became the font du jour and Helvetica continued its ride to the top. Eight Best Bits of John Taylor’s Duran Duran Tell-All […]
the advance group in any field, especially in the visual, literary, or musical arts, whose works are characterized chiefly by unorthodox and experimental methods. of or relating to the experimental treatment of artistic, musical, or literary material. belonging to the avant-garde: an avant-garde composer. unorthodox or daring; radical. Contemporary Examples According to Pozdorovkin, they all […]