Anatha, aka: Anātha; 6 Definition(s)


Anatha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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)

A Pacceka Buddha of thirty one kappas ago. Uddalapupphiya Thera, in a previous birth, offered him an uddala flower. Ap.i.288.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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

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anātha : (adj.) miserable; helpless; destitute.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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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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Marathi-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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

anātha (अनाथ).—a Friendless, helpless, forlorn, destitute. anāthanātha Friend of the friendless.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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.

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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) U.1.43; R. 12.12.

-tham Ved. Helplessness. किं भ्रातासद्यदनाथं भवाति (kiṃ bhrātāsadyadanāthaṃ bhavāti) | Rv.1.1.11.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anātha (अनाथ).—mfn.

(-thaḥ-thā-thaṃ) Without a master or protector, without a husband, &c. E. a neg. nātha master.

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