Dhammata, Dhammatā: 6 definitions



Dhammata 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: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

F (nature (of a thing)).

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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

dhammatā : (f.) a general rule; nature.

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

Dhammatā, (f.) (Sk. dharmitā) conformity to the Dhammaniyāma (see niyāma), fitness, propriety; a general rule, higher law, cosmic law, general practice, regular phenomenon, usual habit; often used in the sense of a finite verb: it is a rule, it is proper, one should expect S.I, 140 (Buddhānaṃ dh. the law of the B.’s i.e. as one is wont to expect of the B.s), 215 (su°); IV, 216 sq. (khaya° etc.); D.II, 12; A.II, 36 (kusala°); V, 46; Th.1, 712; J.I, 245; II, 128; Nett 21, 50, cp. Miln.179; PvA.19; VvA.7. See also AvŚ Index. (Page 339)

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

Dhammaṭa (धम्मट):—m. Name of a man, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Dhammaṭa (धम्मट):—m. Nomen proprium eines Mannes [Rājataraṅgiṇī 7, 619. 627. 634. 898. 1015. 1022.]

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

Dhammaṭa (धम्मट):—m. Nomen proprium eines Mannes.

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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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