Amanussa; 2 Definition(s)
Amanussa means something in 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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amanussa : (m.) 1. a demon; a ghost; 2. a deity.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Amanussa, (a + manussa) a being which is not human, a fairy demon, ghost, god, spirit, yakkha Vin.I, 277; D.II, 116; S.I, 91, J.I, 99; Dhs.617; Miln.207; DhsA.319; DhA.I, 13 (°pariggahīta haunted); PvA.216. — Cp. amānusa. (Page 73)Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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