Bodhidharma, Tamo, Daruma: 7 definitions


Bodhidharma means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Buddhist Door: GlossaryAn Indian missionary monk who came to China in 600 A.D., regarded as the founder of the Chan (Zen) School of Buddhism in China, i.e. the First Patriarch.Source: WikiPedia: Buddhism

Bodhidharma (c. early 5th century CE) was the Buddhist monk traditionally credited as the transmitter of Zen to China.

Biology (plants and animals)

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Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Tamo in India is the name of a plant defined with Brucea javanica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Gonus amarissimus Lour. (among others).

2) Tamo in Philippines is also identified with Syzygium malaccense It has the synonym Eugenia purpurascens Baill. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· J. Cytol. Genet. (1990)
· Journal of the Arnold Arboretum (1938)
· Mem. Acad. Sc. Lisboa (1872)
· Philippine Journal of Science (1915)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2009)
· Species Plantarum (1753)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Tamo, for example pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, chemical composition, health benefits, extract dosage, side effects, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Tamo (तमो):—[from tam] in [compound] for mas.

2) Bodhidharma (बोधिधर्म):—[=bodhi-dharma] [from bodhi > budh] m. Name of a Buddhist patriarch (whose original name was Bodhi-dhana), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Bodhidharma in German

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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 (even English!). 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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