Damatha: 10 definitions



Damatha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 king of one hundred and fifteen kappas ago, a former birth of Bodhiupatthayaka (Ap.i.194).

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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

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

damatha : (m.) taming; subjugation; restraint; mastery.

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

Damatha, (Sk. damatha) taming, subduing, mastery, restraint, control M.I, 235; D.III, 54 (+samatha); Dh.35 (cittassa d.); PvA.265; Dpvs VI, 36. (Page 314)

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Damatha (दमथ).—[dam-bhāve-athac]

1) Subduing or curbing the passions, self-restraint.

2) Punishment.

Derivable forms: damathaḥ (दमथः).

See also (synonyms): damathu.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Damatha (दमथ).—m. (= Pali, Sanskrit Lex., id.), restraint, con- trol: duṣṭanāgā °tham āgacchanti Divyāvadāna 185.24; especially self- control, ātma-damatha Mahāvastu i.127.17; iii.52.18; tri- (Divyāvadāna 95.14 trividha-)-damatha-vastu-kuśala Divyāvadāna 95.14; 124.13; 264.28; Avadāna-śataka i.16.11 (presumably control of body, speech, and mind); damathaḥ (context not clear) Mahāvyutpatti 6727.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Damatha (दमथ).—mn.

(-thaḥ-thaṃ) 1. Punishment, punishing, chastising. 2. Self-control, endurance of rigorous austerities. n.

(-thaṃ) Taming, subduing. E. dam to tame or subdue, Unadi affix athac .

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

1) Damatha (दमथ):—[from damaka > dam] m. ([Uṇādi-sūtra iii, 114 [Scholiast or Commentator]]) ‘self-control’ See tri-

2) [v.s. ...] punishment, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Damatha (दमथ):—(von 1. dam) m. [UJJVAL.] zu [Uṇādisūtra 3, 114.]

1) Selbstbezähmung, Selbstbeherrschung [Amarakoṣa 3, 3, 3.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 3, 319] (lies damane st. damake). [Medinīkoṣa th. 19.] m. [14.] —

2) Züchtigung, Strafe [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Damatha (दमथ):—und damathu m.

1) Selbstzähmung Selbstbeherrschung.

2) Züchtigung , Strafe.

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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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