Kimi: 4 definitions



Kimi 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

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Kimi (किमि) is the name of a Tathāgata (Buddha) mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Kimi).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kimi : (m.) a worm; vermin.

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

Kimi, m. (Vedic kṛmi) a worm, vermin: setā kimī kaṇhasīsā A. III, 241; Miln. 272; DA. I, 199;— As animal of death and putrefaction M. I, 507; J. I, 146; Sn. 201; esp. with ref. to the punishment of Petas: Pv. I, 31; Th. 2, 439; PvA. 192; Sdhp. 603. As glow-worm M. II, 34; 41 (with khajjopanaka); sālaka° a very minute insect Miln. 312. In similes: Th. 1, 1175 (kimī va mīlhasallitto); Vism. 500, 598. In cpd. kimi-kula the worm kind (genus worm) Miln. 100; Vism. 235; °gaṇa crowd of worms Vism. 314. (Page 215)

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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Kimi (किमि).—(m.; § 2.6; = Pali id., glow-worm, as well as worm in general; in this specialized sense Sanskrit kṛmi, krimi is not recorded), glow-worm: Mahāvastu i.73.20 (verse) udgate dinakare yathā kimi niṣprabho bhavati.

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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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