Joti, Jōti: 7 definitions


Joti means something in Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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

1. A class of gods, present at the Mahasamaya (D.ii.261). Buddhaghosa explains (DA.ii.691) that they were flaming deities, like beacon lights on mountain tops.

2. A Burmese monk, author of the Vinayaganthipada. P.L.C.190.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Jōti (“light”) is one of the many exogamous septs (division) among the Bōyas (an old fighting caste of Southern India). The Bōyas were much prized as fighting men in the stirring times of the eighteenth century .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Joṭī.—same as joṭikā (EI 28), a stream. Note: joṭī 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 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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

joti : (f.) light; radiance. (nt.), a star. (m.), fire. (aor. of jotati), shone; became bright.

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

Joti, (m. nt.) (Sk. jyotis (cp. dyuti) nt. to dyotate, see jotati) 1. light, splendour, radiance S. I, 93; A. II, 85; Vv 162.—2. a star: see cpds.—3. fire S. I, 169; Th. 1, 415; J. IV, 206; sajotibhūta set on fire S. II, 260; A. III, 407 sq.; J. I, 232.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jōṭī (जोटी) [or जोठी, jōṭhī].—a jōṭīṃva or jōṭhīṃva a (jōṭa) Made of the cloth called jōṭa.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Jōti (ಜೋತಿ):—

1) [noun] (rightly ಜ್ಯೋತಿ [jyoti])1. light of comfortable intensity that helps living beings see the outside objects.

2) [noun] a waving of small lamps before an idol or person.

3) [noun] the light of fact and knowledge; revelation of truth; knowledge itself which frees from ignorance.

4) [noun] (fig.) a person, a god or anything that guides to the truth.

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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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