Adinna, Ādiṇṇa: 4 definitions


Adinna means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

(That which has not been given).

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

adinna : (adj.) not seen. || ādinna (pp. of ādāti), taken; grasped.

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

Adinna, (pp.) (a + dinna) that which is not given, frequent in phrase adinn’ādāna (BSk. adattādāna Divy 302) seizing or grasping that whieh is not given to one, i. e. stealing, is the 2nd of the ten qualifications of bad character or sīla (dasa-sīla see sīla II, ). Vin.I, 83 (°ā veramaṇī); D.I, 4 (= parassa haraṇaṃ theyyaṃ corikā ti vuttaṃ hoti DA.I, 71); III, 68 sq., 82, 92, 181 sq.; M.I, 361; It.63; Kh II, , cp. KhA 26. — adinnādāyin he who takes what is not given, a thief; stealing, thieving (cp. BSK. adattādāyika Divy 301, 418) Vin.I, 85; D.I, 138; Sdhp.78. (Page 26)

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Ādiṇṇa, (Sk. ādīrṇa, pp. of ā + dṛ, see ādiyati2) broken, split open S.IV, 193 (= sipātikā with burst pod); cp. M.I, 306. (Page 99)

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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 dictionary

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

Adinna (अदिन्न).—adj. (= Pali id.), not given: Mahāvastu i.346.10 ff.; abbreviated expression for adinnādāna, q.v., Mahāvastu i.145.9 = 202.6 = ii.6.3 (verse) viramāmi cäpy adinnā(d), and I ab- stain also from (taking) what is not given, i.e. from theft.

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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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