Amama: 5 definitions


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

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

amama : (adj.) unselfish; free from longing.

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

Amama, (adj.) (a + mama, Gen. of ahaṃ, pron. 1st person, lit. “not (saying: this is) of me”) not egotistical, unselfish Sn.220 (+ subbata), 777; J.IV, 372 (+ nirāsaya); VI, 259 (= mamāyana-taṇhā-rahita C.); Pv IV.134 (= mamaṃkāravirahita PvA.230); Mhvs 1, 66, combd. with nirāsa (free from longing), at Sn.469 = 494; Ud.32; J.IV, 303; VI, 259. (Page 73)

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Amama (अमम).—a. Without egotism, without any selfish or worldly attachment, devoid of personal ties or desires; शरणेष्वममश्चैव वृक्षमूलनिकेतनः (śaraṇeṣvamamaścaiva vṛkṣamūlaniketanaḥ) Ms.6.26

-maḥ The twelfth Jaina saint of a future उत्सर्पिणी (utsarpiṇī).

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

Amama (अमम).—m. or nt., a high number: °maḥ Mvy 7795; °maṃ Mvy 7924, cited from Gv 134.3, where text mama- maṃ (read amamaṃ); Gv 106.18 sattva-mamasya, text, read sattvāmamasya.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Amama (अमम).—m.

(-maḥ) One of the Jaina saints of a future age. mfn.

(-maḥ-mā-maṃ) Devoid of all selfish or worldly attachment or desire. E. a neg. and mama mine.

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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. 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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