m. a disciple of the buddha- (the disciples of the hīna-yāna- school are sometimes so called in contradistinction to the disciples of the mahā-yāna- school;properly only those who heard the law from the buddha-'s own lips have the name śrāvaka-,and of these two, viz. Sariputta and Moggallana, were agra-śrāvaka-s, "chief disciples", while eighty, including kāśyapa-, upāli-, and ānanda-, were mahā-śrāvaka-s or"great disciples")
श्रावकः [श्रि-ण्वुल्] 1 A hearer. -2 A pupil, disciple; श्रावकावस्थायाम् Māl.1 'in their pupilage'. -3 A class of Buddhist saints or votaries. -4 A Buddhist votary in general. -5 A heretic. -6 A crow. -7 A sound audible from afar.
noun (masculine) a crow (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a disciple of the Buddha (the disciples of the Hīnayāna school are sometimes so called in contradistinction to the disciples of the Mahā-yāna school) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a Jaina disciple (regarded by orthodox Hindūs as a heretic) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a sound audible from afar (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
disciple (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
that faculty of the voice which makes a sound audible to a distance (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
śarāb (?) Frequency rank 5791/72933
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