Mamayati, Mamāyati: 3 definitions


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Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mamayati in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

mamāyati : (deno. from mama) is attached to; cherishes.

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

Mamāyati, (denom. fr. mama, cp. Sk. mamāyate in same meaning (not with Böhtlingk & Roth: envy) at MBh XII. 8051 and Aṣṭas Prajñā Pāramitā 254) to be attached to, to be fond of, to cherish, tend, foster, love M. I, 260; S. III, 190; Th. 1, 1150; Sn. 922 (mamāyetha); Nd1 125 (Bhagavantaṃ); J. IV, 359 (=piyāyati C.); Miln. 73; VbhA. 107 (mamāyatī ti mātā: in pop. etym. of mātā); DhA. I, 11; SnA 534; Mhvs 20, 4.—pp. mamāyita. (Page 523)

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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

Mamāyati (ममायति) or Mamāyate.—(denom. to mama; = Pali °ti; Sanskrit once °te, Mbh 12.8051, where it means cherishes as here, wrongly [Boehtlingk and Roth]), cherishes; especially with kelāyati, q.v. (as with keḷ° in Pali), so in Lalitavistara 100.9; Aṣṭasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 254.2 °yeyur; Daśabhūmikasūtra 39.23 (here mamāyitāni, followed by dhanāyitāni niketasthā- nāni), all cited s.v. kelāyati; yasya nāsti mamāyitam Udānavarga xxxii.18(17); na mamāyamāno, not cherishing (as one's own), Bimbisārasūtra, Waldschmidt, Kl. Sanskrit Texte 4, 125.10; labdhā (read °dhvā, probably) lābhaṃ na mamā- yate na dhanāyate na saṃnidhiṃ karoti Śikṣāsamuccaya 269.6, does not hoard; in Lalitavistara 374.5 (verse) Lefm. mamiyita, understood as ppp. to this verb, but read manyanāś with v.l.

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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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