Anuma, aka: Anumā; 2 Definition(s)


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Anuma, (-dassika) see anoma°. (Page 40)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anumā (अनुमा).—3 A., 2 P.

1) To infer, (as from some signs, premises &c.); अलिङ्गं प्रकृतिं त्वाहुलिंङ्गैरनुमिमीमहे (aliṅgaṃ prakṛtiṃ tvāhuliṃṅgairanumimīmahe) Mb.; conclude, guess, conjecture; धूमादग्निमनुमाय (dhūmādagnimanumāya) T. S.41; पर्याकुलत्वान्मरुतां वेगभङ्गेऽनुमीयते (paryākulatvānmarutāṃ vegabhaṅge'numīyate) Ku.2.25; अन्वमीयत शुद्धेति शान्तेन वपुषैव सा (anvamīyata śuddheti śāntena vapuṣaiva sā) R.15.77,17.11; तेजोविशेषानुमितां दधानः (tejoviśeṣānumitāṃ dadhānaḥ) 2.7,68;5.12; इह मदस्नपितैरनुमीयते सुरगणस्य गतं हरिचन्दनैः (iha madasnapitairanumīyate suragaṇasya gataṃ haricandanaiḥ) Ki.5.47.

2) To reconcile, equal. -Caus. (-māpayati) To lead one to infer or guess, bespeak, indicate; आकृतिरेवानुमापयत्यमानुषताम् (ākṛtirevānumāpayatyamānuṣatām) K.132,22.

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Anumā (अनुमा).—[mā-aṅ] Inference, conclusion from given premises; see अनुमिति (anumiti).

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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