Gotami, Gotamī: 5 definitions


Gotami means something in 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.

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India history and geography

Source: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study (history)

Gotamī (गोतमी) is the name of a river mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa. The Gotamī according to the Godāvarī Māhātmya flows from the Vārāhaparvata. Gomatī mentioned in v. 1255 of the Nīlamata is probably a misreading for Gotamī of v. 1152.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

gotamī : (f.) a woman of the Gotama clan.

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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

Gotamī (गोतमी).—Ahalyā, wife of गोतम (gotama).

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

Gotamī (गोतमी).—MIndic spelling for Gautamī, q.v.: Lalitavistara 201.10 (no v.l. recorded, but Calcutta (see LV.) Gau°; perhaps misprint).

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

Gotamī (गोतमी):—[=go-tamī] [from go-tama > go] f. [varia lectio] for gaut in [gana] gaurādi

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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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