Mahamuni, aka: Mahāmuni, Maha-muni; 5 Definition(s)

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Mahamuni 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

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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A village in Ceylon, in the Dighavapi district. Sumana, father of Sumana, who was the wife of Lakuntaka Atimbara, lived there. DhA.iv.50.

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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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mahāmuni : (m.) the great sage.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Mahāmuni (महामुनि).—

1) a great sage.

2) Name of Vyāsa.

3) an epithet of Buddha.

4) of Agastya.

5) the coriander plant.

-ni n.)

Derivable forms: mahāmuniḥ (महामुनिः).

Mahāmuni is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and muni (मुनि).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mahāmuni (महामुनि).—n. of a former Buddha: Mv iii.230.14.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Mahāmuni (महामुनि).—m.

(-niḥ) 1. A name of Agastya. 2. A name of Baudd'ha or more properly, of any one of the sacred persons called by that name. 3. The epithet of a warlike saint, celebrated in the Mahabharata. 4. Time. 5. A name of Vyasa. n. (-ni) 1. Coriander. 2. Any medicinal drug. E. mahā great, and muni saint.

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