Amita, Amīta, Amitā: 10 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana
Amita (अमित):—Son of Jaya (one of the six sons of Purūravā and Urvaśī). (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.15.2)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Amita (अमित).—A son of Jaya.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 15. 2.
1b) A Sudharmāṇa god.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 60.
1c) A mantrakṛt of the Aṅgirasa branch.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 59. 98.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Amitā (अमिता) is mentioned as one of the two daughters of Sīhahanu: an ancient king of the solar clan (āditagotra or sūryavaṃśa) according to the Singhalese chronicles mentioned in a footnote in the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter VI). According to the Singhalese chronicles (Dīpavaṃsa III.45; Mahāvaṃsa II.20), Sīhahanu had five sons and two daughters: Suddhodana, Dhotodana, Sakkodana, Sukkodana, Amitodana, Amitā, Pamitā.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
amita (अमित).—a (S) Unmeasured. 2 (Freely.) Immeasurable, illimitable, incalculable &c. Ex. kāṃ a0 miḷālē taskara || tyānta dhanavanta sāvakāra ||Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
amita (अमित).—a Unmeasured. Immeasurable, incalculable.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Unmeasured, boundless, unlimited, infinite, great, immense; मितं ददाति हि पिता मितं भ्राता मितं सुतः । अमितस्य हि दातारं भर्तारं का न पूजयेत् (mitaṃ dadāti hi pitā mitaṃ bhrātā mitaṃ sutaḥ | amitasya hi dātāraṃ bhartāraṃ kā na pūjayet) Rām.2.37.3.
2) Neglected, disregarded.
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Amīta (अमीत).—a. Unhurt; °वर्णाः (varṇāḥ) of unhurt or unextinguishable or unaltered colour; समना समानीरमीतवर्णा उषसश्च- रन्ति (samanā samānīramītavarṇā uṣasaśca- ranti) Rv.4.51.9.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Amita (अमित).—ppp. (to root am; recorded only in Sanskrit Gr.), sick: Mahāvastu ii.430.3, mss. varaṃ te amito (Senart em. ramito, implausibly) ahaṃ, sick as I am, I am a better choice for you.
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Amitā (अमिता).—name of a sister of Śuddhodana: Mahāvastu i.352.14; 355.20.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Unmeasure, boundless, infinite. 2. Neglected, unpolished, unclean. E. a neg. mita measured.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Amita (अमित):—[from am] 1a or ānta mfn. perf. [Passive voice] p. √am, [Pāṇini 7-2, 28.]
2) 1b See √am.
3) [=a-mita] 2. a-mita mfn. (√3. mā), unmeasured, boundless, infinite, [Ṛg-veda] etc.
4) [v.s. ...] without a certain measure, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Suśruta] etc.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+23): Amitabala, Amitabha, Amitabha Sutra, Amitabhoga, Amitadhvaja, Amitadyuti, Amitagati, Amitakratu, Amitakshara, Amitalocana, Amitalochana, Amitamati, Amitanatha, Amitaprabha, Amitaprabhasa, Amitaruchi, Amitaruci, Amitashana, Amitashva, Amitaskandha.
Ends with (+110): Abhinamita, Abhisamita, Abhyamita, Abhyastamita, Abhyupagamita, Agamita, Anagamita, Anamita, Anavanamita, Aniyamita, Anupamita, Apamita, Apramita, Arkanamita, Ashtasahasrikaprajnaparamita, Astamgamita, Astamita, Avakragamita, Ayamita, Balaparamita.
Full-text (+24): Amitabha, Amitaujas, Amitakratu, Amitatejas, Amitadyuti, Amitavikrama, Amitaprabha, Amitagati, Amitadhvaja, Amitakshara, Amitaprabhasa, Amitaskandha, Amitobhava, Amitavyuhavati, Amitayus, Amitayurdhyanasutra, Amitavirya, Samnishannaka, Amitayu, Amitashana.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Buddhas of the present: Preliminary note (5) < [Part 7 - Seeing, hearing and understanding all the Buddhas of the present]
I. Seeing and hearing all the Buddhas < [Part 7 - Seeing, hearing and understanding all the Buddhas of the present]
Preliminary note: Hearing of the name of the Buddhas < [Part 3 - Bringing innumerable beings to abhisaṃbodhi]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 18: The Bhavanapatis < [Chapter III - The initiation and omniscience of Ajita]
Part 6: The birth-bath of Sambhava < [Chapter I - Sambhavajinacaritra]
Part 8: Birth-ceremonies presided over by Śakra < [Chapter II - Birth of Ajita and Sagara]
Philosophy of Charaka-samhita (by Asokan. G)
Indian sciences (the eighteen disciplines) < [Chapter 1 - Introduction]
Higher and lower knowledge < [Chapter 1 - Introduction]
Guide to Tipitaka (by U Ko Lay)
Bhagavati-sutra (Viyaha-pannatti) (by K. C. Lalwani)
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)