Matteyya; 3 Definition(s)

Introduction

Matteyya 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)

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Sutta. Few are they who abstain from intoxicating liquor; many they that do not. S.v.467.

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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Matteyya in Pali glossary... « previous · [M] · next »

matteyya : (adj.) respecting one's mother.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Matteyya, (& metteyya) (adj.) (fr. mātā, *mātreyya› *matteyya) reverential towards one’s mother, motherloving D. III, 74; Pv. II, 718 (=mātu hita PvA. 104; v. l. mett°). Spelling at D. III, 72 is metteyya. It is difficult to decide about correct spelling, as metteyya is no doubt influenced by the foll. petteyya, with which it is always combined. (Page 518)

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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