Matika, aka: Mātika, Mātikā; 3 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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

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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Pali-English dictionary

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

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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.

—nikkhepa putting down of a summary, tabulation Vism. 536, 540. The summary itself is sometimes called nikkhepa, e.g. the 4th part of the Atthasālinī (DhsA. pp. 343—409) is called nikkhepa-kaṇḍa or chapter of the summary; similarly m. —nikkhepa vāra at Tikp. 11. (Page 528)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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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