Gamanta, Gāmantā, Gāmanta, Gama-anta: 2 definitions



Gamanta 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

See Maha Siva (2), also Vamatna ??.

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

Gāmanta refers to: the neighbourhood of a village, its border, the village itself, in °nāyaka leading to the village A.III, 189; °vihārin (=āraññaka) living near a v. M.I, 31, 473; A.III, 391 (w. nemantanika and gahapati-cīvara-dhara);— Sn.710;

Note: gāmanta is a Pali compound consisting of the words gāma and anta.

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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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