Anatha, Anātha: 17 definitions
Anatha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Anath.
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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
A Pacceka Buddha of thirty one kappas ago. Uddalapupphiya Thera, in a previous birth, offered him an uddala flower. Ap.i.288.
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).
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism
Anātha (अनाथ) is the name of a Bodhisattva mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Anātha).
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
anātha : (adj.) miserable; helpless; destitute.
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
anātha (अनाथ).—a (S) That is without a master or protector; forlorn, friendless, destitute. Ex. mī a0 nirāśraya saṃsārī || apaṅgahī asē sarvāpari || anāthanātha Friend of the friendless. anāthabandhu Brother of the destitute; protector of the helpless. anāthapālana, anāthapūjā, anāthabhōjana, anātha- samācāra, anāthasēvā, anāthavatsala &c.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
anātha (अनाथ).—a Friendless, helpless, forlorn, destitute. anāthanātha Friend of the friendless.
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Anātha (अनाथ).—a. [na. ba.] Helpless, poor, forlorn, parentless, orphan (as a child); widowed (as a wife); having no master or natural protector, without a protector in general; नाथवन्तस्त्वया लोकास्त्वमनाथा विपत्स्यसे (nāthavantastvayā lokāstvamanāthā vipatsyase) Uttararāmacarita 1.43; R. 12.12.
-tham Ved. Helplessness. किं भ्रातासद्यदनाथं भवाति (kiṃ bhrātāsadyadanāthaṃ bhavāti) | Ṛgveda 1.1.11.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-thaḥ-thā-thaṃ) Without a master or protector, without a husband, &c. E. a neg. nātha master.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Anātha (अनाथ).—adj., f. thā, having no protector, helpless, [Rāmāyaṇa] 6, 23, 21.
Anātha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and nātha (नाथ).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Anātha (अनाथ).—1. [adjective] having no protector, helpless.
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Anātha (अनाथ).—2. [neuter] helplessness.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Anātha (अनाथ):—[=a-nātha] mf(ā)n. having no master or protector
2) [v.s. ...] widowed
3) [v.s. ...] fatherless
4) [v.s. ...] helpless, poor
5) [v.s. ...] n. want of a protector, helplessness, [Ṛg-veda x, 10, 11.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Anātha (अनाथ):—[bahuvrihi compound] m. f. n.
(-thaḥ-thā-tham) 1) Without a lord or protector (as an orphan, one without a sapiṇḍa (q. v.) &c.), without a master.
2) Helpless, poor. E. a priv. and nātha.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Anātha (अनाथ):—[anā+tha] (thaḥ-thā-thaṃ) a. Destitute, widowed, without a husband.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Anātha (अनाथ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aṇāha.
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Anātha (अनाथ) [Also spelled anath]:—(nm) an orphan; (a) orphan, without any protector; helpless.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [adjective] helpless; forlorn; lacking a supporter; destitute.
2) [adjective] parentless; orphan.
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1) [noun] a helpless, forlorn, boy or man; a destitute.
2) [noun] a parentless child; an orphan.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+3): Anatha-samrakshana, Anathabalagriha, Anathabamdhu, Anathada, Anathalay, Anathalaya, Anathamta, Anathapindada, Anathapindika, Anathapindika Putta, Anathapindika Setthi, Anathapindika Sutta, Anathapindika Vagga, Anathapindikassarama, Anathapindikovada Sutta, Anathapreta, Anathapuri, Anathasabha, Anathasharana, Anathashrama.
Ends with (+330): Abhinandananatha, Acalanatha, Adharanatha, Adhilokanatha, Advayanandanatha, Ajitanatha, Alabdhanatha, Alalanatha, Allalanatha, Amaranatha, Amardakatirthanatha, Ambaranatha, Amitanatha, Amnayanatha, Amritanandanatha, Amritanatha, Anandanandanatha, Anandanatha, Anantanatha, Andhranatha.
Full-text (+3): Anathasabha, Anathapindika, Anathya, Anathapindada, Anaha, Uddalapupphiya, Anatha-samrakshana, Anath, Sumagadha, Kevulavana, Kevalavana, Kamaica Hina, Apanga, Pindada, Natha, Vinayaka, Sudatta, Shravasti, Kurmanatha, Bhairavanatha.
Search found 21 books and stories containing Anatha, Anātha, A-natha, A-nātha; (plurals include: Anathas, Anāthas, nathas, nāthas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Vinaya (3): The Cullavagga (by T. W. Rhys Davids)
Cullavagga, Khandaka 6, Chapter 4 < [Khandaka 6 - On Dwellings and Furniture]
Cullavagga, Khandaka 6, Chapter 9 < [Khandaka 6 - On Dwellings and Furniture]
Cullavagga, Khandaka 5, Chapter 22 < [Khandaka 5 - On the Daily Life of the Bhikkhus]
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
Jataka 90: Akataññu-jātaka < [Book I - Ekanipāta]
Jataka 121: Kusanāḷi-jātaka < [Book I - Ekanipāta]
Jataka 83: Kālakaṇṇi-jātaka < [Book I - Ekanipāta]
Frontispiece < [July-August, 1929]
Tagore: Formative Influences < [April 1957]
Tagore: Formative Influences < [April 1957]
Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)