Hrimat, Hrīmat: 3 definitions



Hrimat 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

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Hrīmat (ह्रीमत्) refers to an “assembly having shame” and represents one of the four types of saṃghas (assemblies) according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter VI. Accordingly, “What is the saṃgha having shame (hrīmat)? This assembly observes the precepts (śīla) without transgressing them; its actions of body and speech are pure (viśuddha); it knows how to distinguish the beautiful from the ugly but has not attained the Path”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Hrīmat (ह्रीमत्).—mfn. (-mān-matī-mat) Bashful, modest, ashamed. E. hrī, and matup aff.

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

1) Hrīmat (ह्रीमत्):—[=hrī-mat] mfn. bashful, modest, ashamed, embarrassed (-tva n.), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a being reckoned among the Viśve Devāḥ, [Mahābhārata]

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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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