Mamatva: 12 definitions


Mamatva means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 7: The Five Vows

Mamatva (ममत्व) refers to “feeling of mine” according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 7.17.—The ‘feeling of mine (mamatva)’ in external objects like wealth etc and the internal dispositions like attachment is the characteristic of possessions (parigraha). This is so as they further give rise to the thought of safeguard such objects also.

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Mamatva (ममत्व) refers to “self-interest”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Yogis continually drive away desire and dislike through equanimity or through the state of non-attachment [com.—through absence of self-interest (mamatvarahitena)], and they drive away wrong faith through the application of right faith. Those who know the self certainly destroy mental darkness, which is produced by the great quantity of ignorance [and] is a barrier to reality, with the sunbeams of knowledge”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mamatva (ममत्व).—n (S mama & tva Affix.) Mineness &c. This word is the same with mamatā, but it is far less common.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

mamatva (ममत्व).—n Mineness, regard, affection.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mamatva (ममत्व).—1 Regarding as 'mine' or one's own, sense of ownership.

2) Affectionate regard, attachment to, regard for; क्षुद्रेऽपि नूनं शरणं प्रपन्ने ममत्वमुच्चैःशिरसां सतीव (kṣudre'pi nūnaṃ śaraṇaṃ prapanne mamatvamuccaiḥśirasāṃ satīva) Kumārasambhava 1.12.

3) Arrogance, pride; ममत्वं कृ (mamatvaṃ kṛ)

1) To be attached to.

2) To envy.

Derivable forms: mamatvam (ममत्वम्).

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

Mamatva (ममत्व).—[mama + tva] (cf. the last), n. Arrogance, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 85, 11.

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

Mamatva (ममत्व):—[=mama-tva] [from mama] n. = -tā, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc. (-tvaṃ √1. kṛ [Parasmaipada] -karoti, to be attached to, with [locative case] [Mahābhārata]; to envy, with [genitive case] [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa])

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

Mamatva (ममत्व) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Mamatta.

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Mamatva 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

Mamatva (ಮಮತ್ವ):—[noun] = ಮಮಕಾರ - [mamakara -] 1.

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Mamatva (ममत्व):—n. 1. → ममता [mamatā ] ; 2. self-interest; self-assertion; pride;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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