Matika, Mātika, Mātikā: 3 definitions


Matika means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A portion of the Vinaya Pitaka in its arrangement according to Dhammakkkandhas. DA.i.24.

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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

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

mātika : (adj.) connected with mother. || mātikā (f.), a water course; a table of contents; the code of Patimokkha.

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

Mātikā, (f.) (*Sk. mātṛkā) 1. a water course Vism. 554 (°âtikkamaka); Mhvs 35, 96; 37, 50; SnA 500 (=sobbha); DhA. II, 141 (its purpose: “ito c’ito ca udakaṃ haritvā attano sassa-kammaṃ sampādenti”); VvA. 301.—2. tabulation, register, tabulated summary, condensed contents, esp. of philosophical parts of the Canonical books in the Abhidhamma; used in Vinaya in place of Abhidhamma Piṭaka; probably the original form of that (later) Piṭaka Vin. I, 119, 337; II, 8 (cp. semantically in similar sense Lat. mātrix=E. matric, i.e. register. In BSk. mātrikā Divy 18, 333) A. I, 117 (Dhamma-dhara, Vinaya-dhara, Mātikā-dhara; here equivalent to Abhidhamma); Vism. 312 (so pañcavasso hutvā dve mātikā paguṇaṃ katvā pavāretvā); SnA 15; KhA 37, 99, 117.

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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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