Katannu, aka: Kataññū, Kataññu; 2 Definition(s)


Katannu 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


kataññū : (adj.) grateful; obliging.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Kataññu, (adj.) (cp. Sk. kṛtajña) lit. knowing, i.e. acknowledging what has been done (to one), i.e. grateful often in combn with katavedin grateful and mindful of benefits S. II, 272; A. I, 87=Pug. 26; Vv 8127; Sdhp. 509, 524. akataññu 1. ungrateful S. I, 225; J. III, 26 (=kata-guṇaṃ ajānanto C.), 474; IV, 124; PvA. 116; Bdhd 81.—2. (separate akata-ññu) knowing the Uncreated, i.e. knowing Nibbāna Dh. 97, 383; DhA. II, 188; IV, 139.—akataññu-rūpa (& °sambhava) of ungrateful nature J. IV, 98, 99. (Page 182)

(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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Kataññutā, (f.) (abstr. fr. last) gratefulness (defined at KhA 144 as katassa jānanatā) Sn. 265...
Apakataññu, (adj.) (a + pa + kataññu) ungrateful Vin.II, 199. (Page 50)
Katavedin, (adj.) (kata + vedin, see kataññu) mindful, grateful S. I, 225; Pug. 26; J. I, 424...

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