Datti, Dattī: 15 definitions

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Datti means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India. 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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Dattī (दत्ती) is a Prakrit term referring to “marriage with girls who were given”, according to chapter 1.2 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism. Accordingly, “[...] From the time of the Lord’s marriage, there was marriage with girls who were given [viz., dattī]. Then also began tonsure and initiation, battle-cries, and enquiries”.

Note: The Prakrit dattī which is explained in several ways. The first interpretation is that it refers to the giving in marriage by Ṛṣabha of Brahmī to Bāhubali and of Sundarī to Bharata; i.e., contrary to the custom of twin-marriage, the girls were given to their half-brothers. Hemacandra evidently follows this. Alternatives are that it refers to Ṛṣabha’s bestowal of gifts for a year, or to the giving of alms.—(cf. Āvaśyakasūtra 224, p. 200b)

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Datti.—(EI 23; CII 4; CITD), a gift; cf. Sarvasiddhi-datti (EI 19). Note: datti is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

datti : (f.) a small vessel to keep food in.

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

Datti, (f.) (from dadāti+ti) gift, donation, offering D.I, 166; M.I, 78, 342; A.I, 295; II, 206; Pug.55. (Page 312)

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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

Datti (दत्ति).—A gift, donation.

Derivable forms: dattiḥ (दत्तिः).

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

Datti (दत्ति).—f.

(-ttiḥ) Gift, donation. E. to give, ktin aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Datti (दत्ति).—i. e. dā + ti (from the reduplicated form dad), f. Offering, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 8, 85.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Datti (दत्ति).—[feminine] gift, donation, offering.

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

Datti (दत्ति):—[from dattā > datta] f., [vii, 4, 46] a gift, [Raghuvaṃśa]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Datti (दत्ति):—(ttiḥ) 2. f. Gift, donation.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Datti (दत्ति) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Datti.

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Datti 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Datti (दत्ति) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Datti.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Daṭṭi (ದಟ್ಟಿ):—

1) [noun] an oblong piece of unstitched cloth worn round the waist by men, to cover upto ankles.

2) [noun] a cloth in general.

3) [noun] a cloth-band worn round the waist to cover upto the upper thighs.

4) [noun] a sīre (sari, a long unstitched cloth worn by women round the waist to cover the lower parts and the breast) of smaller breadth.

5) [noun] a thick cloth-spread made by stitching or quilting several sheets of cloths together.

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Daṭṭi (ದಟ್ಟಿ):—

1) [noun] a light cloth used as a veil.

2) [noun] the entire horizontal portion between two successive roofs or the floor and the roof of a building; a floor.

3) [noun] a lid or cover.

4) [noun] a cage for confining birds or pyjrt animals.

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Daṭṭi (ದಟ್ಟಿ):—[noun] the quality of being brave or valiant; valour; courage.

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Datti (ದತ್ತಿ):—

1) [noun] anything (as land, money, etc.) that is given as gift; donation.

2) [noun] (Jain.) a making over of one’s property and other mundane belongings to one’s son (as a step for gradual renunciation); conveyance of property.

3) [noun] ದತ್ತಿ ಉಪನ್ಯಾಸ [datti upanyasa] datti upanyāsa a lecture, usu. organised once in a year, the expense of which is met by the interest earned by a sum of money deposited with an institution by a person in his or her name or in the name of another.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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