Bhamu: 2 definitions


Bhamu 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 dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

bhamu : (f.) the eyebrow.

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

Bhamu, (f.) (secondary formation after bhamuka) eyebrow J. VI, 476 (ṭhita°), 482 (nīla°). Bhamuka (& Bhamukha) (f.) (cp. Vedic bhrū; the Pali word is possibly a compn of bhrū+mukha with dissimilation of first u to a) eyebrow Th. 11, 232=S. I, 132 pamukh-; J. IV, 18 (in explanation of su-bbhū=su-bhamukhā in C. , Fausböll puts “bhamuka”? Kern on this passage quotes BSk. bhrūmukha, see Toev. s. v.); VI, 503 (aḷāra° for pamukha); DhA. III, 102; IV, 90, 197=J. V, 434; SnA 285. (Page 498)

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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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