Joti, aka: Jōti; 5 Definition(s)


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)

[Joti in Theravada glossaries]

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.

(Source): Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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 geogprahy

[Joti in India history glossaries]

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): Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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

[Joti in Pali glossaries]

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

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise 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.

—parāyaṇa (adj.) attaining to light or glory S. I, 93; A. II, 85; D. III, 233; Pug. 51; —pāvaka a brilliant fire Vv 162 (expl. VvA. 79: candima-suriya-nakkhatta tāraka-rūpānaṃ sādhāraṇa-nāmaṃ); —pāsāṇa a burning glass made of a crystal DhA. IV, 209; —mālikā a certain torture (setting the body on fire: making a fiery garland) M. I, 87=A. I, 47=II. 122=Nd1 154=Nd2 604=Miln. 197; —rasa a certain jewel (wishing stone) VvA. 111, 339; DhA. I, 198; Miln. 118; —sattha the science of the stars, astronomy: one of the 6 Vedic disciplines: see chaḷaṅga, cp. jotisā. (Page 286)

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

[Joti in Marathi glossaries]

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

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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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