Matriceta, Mātṛceṭa: 4 definitions



Matriceta means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

The Sanskrit term Mātṛceṭa can be transliterated into English as Matrceta or Matriceta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Matricheta.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Matriceta in Buddhism glossary
Source: The Chronological History of Buddhism

According to Taranatha, Matricheta (Matriceta) is only another name of Ashvaghosa. Interestingly, Taranatha mentions that Matricheta was also known as Durdharsha, Kala, Sura, Ashvaghosa, Pitricheta and Dharmika-Subhuti. It appears that when Matricheta accepted Buddhism under the influence of Aryadeva, he might have adopted the name of Ashvaghosa. Therefore, Matricheta was also known as Ashvaghosa.

Taranatha tells us that Matricheta was the author of many stotras. Interestingly, the stotras written by Matricheta were very popular in both Mahayana and Hinayana schools. Buddhacharita and Saundarananda were also written by Ashvaghosha II. He also authored “Shariputra-Prakarana” that followed all the rules laid down in the Bharata’s Natyashastra for the composition of a Prakarana.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Matriceta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mātṛceṭa (मातृचेट):—[=mātṛ-ceṭa] [from mātṛ] m. Name of a man, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Mātṛceṭa (मातृचेट):—(1. mātar + ceṭa) m. Nomen proprium eines Mannes [Mélanges asiatiques 2, 168.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Mātṛceṭa (मातृचेट):—m. Nomen proprium eines Mannes.

context information

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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