Bhumma, Bhummā: 3 definitions


Bhumma 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A class of devas, earth bound deities. They belong to the lowest category of devas. E.g., A.iv.119.

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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

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

bhumma : (adj.) terrestrial. (in cpds.), having stages or stories.

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

Bhumma, (adj. -n.) (fr. bhūmi, Vedic bhūmya) 1. belonging to the earth, earthly, terrestrial; nt. soil, ground, floor Sn. 222 (bhūtāni bhummāni earthly creatures, contrasted with creatures in the air, antalikkhe), 236 (id.); Sdhp. 420 (sabba-bhummā khattiyā). pl. bhummā the earthly ones, i.e. the gods inhabiting the earth, esp. tree gods (Yakkhas) Vv 842 (=bhumma-deva VvA. 334).—nt. ground: Pv. II, 102 (yāva bhummā down to the ground); v. l. BB bhūm(i).—2. the locative case KhA 106, 111, 224; SnA 140, 210, 321, 433; PvA. 33.

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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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