Mamaka, Māmaka: 14 definitions


Mamaka means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, 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: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

Māmaka (मामक) is the name of a Vīra (hero) who, together with the Ḍākinī named Māmakī forms one of the 36 pairs situated in the Hṛdayacakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the hṛdayacakra refers to one of the four divisions of the sahaja-puṭa (‘innate layer’), situated within the padma (lotus) in the middle of the Herukamaṇḍala. The 36 pairs of Ḍākinīs and Vīras [viz., Māmaka] are reddish yellow in color; they each have one face and four arms; they hold a skull bowl, a skull staff, a small drum, and a knife.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Rare Sanskrit Words from the Commentary on the Bṛhat-kalpa-bhāṣya

Māmāka (मामाक) refers to a “selfish person” or a “greedy man”.—In his publication for the Journal of Jaina Studies, Yutaka Kawasaki collected in a non-definite list several rare Sanskrit words (e.g., māmāka) from Malayagiri’s and Kṣemakīrti’s commentaries on the Bṛhatkalpabhāṣya: a 6th century commentary on monastic discipline authored by Svetambara Jain exegete Saṅghadāsa.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

māmaka : (adj.) devoted to; loving.

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

Māmaka, (adj.) (fr. mama) lit. “mine, ” one who shows affection (not only for himself), making one’s own, i.e. devoted to, loving Sn. 806 (=Buddha°, Dhamma°, Saṅgha° Nd1 125; =mamāyamāna SnA 534), 927 (same explanation at Nd1 382); Miln. 184 (ahiṃsayaṃ paraṃ loke piyo hohisi māmako ti), — Buddha° devoted to the B. J. I, 299; DhA. I, 206. f. °māmikā J. III, 182. ‹-› In Voc. f. māmike at Th. 2, 207 (cp. ThA. 172) “mother, ” we may perhaps have an allusion to “mother” (cp. Sk. māma uncle, Lat. mamma mother, and mātā).—amāmaka see sep.; this may also be taken as “not loving. ” (Page 529)

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Māmaka (मामक).—a. (-mikā f.)

1) My, mine, belonging to my side; मामकाः पाण्डवाश्चैव किमकुर्वत संजय (māmakāḥ pāṇḍavāścaiva kimakurvata saṃjaya) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 1.1.

2) Selfish, covetous, greedy.

-kaḥ 1 A miser.

2) A maternal uncle.

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

Māmaka (मामक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-mikā-kī-kaṃ) 1. Mine. 2. Selfish. m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A miser, a niggard. 2. A mother’s brother. E. mamaka mine, from mama the poss. case of aham I, and aṇ added.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Māmaka (मामक).—i. e. mama, gen. sing. of asmad, + ka, I. adj., f. and mikā, Mine, [Bhagavadgītā, (ed. Schlegel.)] 1, 1. Ii. m. 1. A mother’s brother. 2. A niggard.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mamaka (ममक).—[adjective] my, mine.

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Māmaka (मामक).—([feminine] māmikā & māmakī) my, mine.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Mamaka (ममक):—[from mama] mfn. my, mine, [Ṛg-veda i, 31, 11; 34, 6] (cf. [Pāṇini 4-3, 3 and] māmaka).

2) Māmaka (मामक):—[from māma] mfn. ([Pāṇini 4-3, 3]) my, mine, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

3) [v.s. ...] selfish, greedy, a miser, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] a maternal uncle, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Māmaka (मामक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A miser; mother’s brother. a. Mine; selfish.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Māmaka (मामक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Mami, Māmaga, Māmaya, Māmāya.

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Mamaka in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Māmaka (ಮಾಮಕ):—

1) [pronoun] that or those belonging to me; mine.

2) [pronoun] a mode of saluting.

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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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