Appamatta, Appa-matta: 2 definitions



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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

appamatta : (adj.) (a + pamatta:) vigilant; careful; alert. (appa + matta:) slight; insignificant.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

1) Appamatta, 2 (adj.) (a + pamatta, pp. of pamadati) not negligent, i. e. diligent, careful, heedful, vigilant, alert, zealous M.I, 391—92; S.I, 4; Sn.223 (cp. KhA 169), 507, 779 (cp. Nd1 59); Dh.22 (cp. DhA.I, 229); Th.2, 338 = upaṭṭhitasati Th.A 239). (Page 57)

2) Appamatta, 1 (adj.) (appa + matta) see appa. (Page 57)

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Appamatta refers to: little, slight, mean, (usually as °ka; not to be confounded with appamatta2) A.III, 275; J.I, 242; also meaning “contented with little” (of the bhikkhu) It.103 = A.II, 27; f. °ā trifle, smallness, însignificance D.I, 91; DA.I, 55.

Note: appamatta is a Pali compound consisting of the words appa and matta.

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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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