Annatara, Aññatara: 2 definitions
Annatara 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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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
aññatara : (adj.) certain; not well-known.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Aññatara, (pron. adj.) (Sk. anyatara, añña + compar. suff. tara, cp. Lat. alter, Goth. anpar etc.) one of a certain number, a certain, somebody, some; often used (like eka) as indef. article “a”. Very frequent, e. g. Sn.35, 210; It.103; Dh.137, 157; J.I, 221, 253; II, 132 etc. devaññatara a certain god, i. e. any kind of god S.IV, 180 = A.IV, 461. (Page 14)
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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