Mutta, aka: Muttā; 5 Definition(s)


Mutta means something in Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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)

1. Mutta Theri. She belonged to an eminent brahmin family of Savatthi and, in her twentieth year, renounced the world under Pajapati Gotami.

One day, as she meditated after her return from the alms round, the Buddha appeared before her in a ray of glory and exhorted her in a verse. Not long after she became an arahant.

In the past, she had seen Vipassi Buddha walking along the street and, gladdened by the sight, had rushed out and thrown herself at his feet (Thig.vs.2; ThigA.8f).

She is evidently identical with Sankamanatta of the Apadana. Ap.ii.514.

2. Mutta Theri. She was the daughter of Oghataka, a poor brahmin of Kosala, and was given in marriage to a hunch backed brahmin. Unwilling to live with him, she persuaded him to allow her to join the Order, where she soon became an arahant.

In the time of Padumuttara Buddha, she showed the Buddha great honour when he visited her city. Thig.vs.11; ThigA.14f.

3. Mutta. An eminent upasika, mentioned in a list of such. A.iv.347; AA.ii.791.

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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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Mutta (मुत्त) is Pali for “urine” (Sanskrit Mūtra) refers to one of the thirty-substances of the human body according to the Visuddhimagga, as mentioned in an appendix of the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 32-34. The Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra mentions thirty-six substances [viz., mutta]; the Sanskrit sources of both the Lesser and the Greater Vehicles, physical substances are 26 in number while the Pāli suttas list thirty-once substances.

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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mutta : (pp. of muñcati) released; loosened; delivered; sent off; emited; gave up. (pp. of muccati), become free. (nt.), the urine. || muttā (f.) a pearl.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

1) Mutta, 2 (nt.) (cp. Vedic mūtra; Idg. *meud to be wet, as in Gr. mu/zw to suck, mudάw to be wet; Mhg. smuz (=Ger. schmutz), E. smut & mud, Oir. muad cloud (=Sk. mudira cloud); Av. muprem impurity, Mir. mūn urine; Gr. miai/nw to make dirty) urine Vin. IV, 266 (passāvo muttaṃ vuccati); Pv. I, 91 (gūthañ ca m.); PvA. 43, 78. enumerated under the 32 constituents of the body (the dvattiṃs-ākāraṃ) at Kh III, (cp. KhA 68 in detail on mutta; do. Vism. 264, 362; VbhA. 68, 225, 248 sq.) =M. III, 90=D. II, 293 etc.

2) Mutta, 1 (pp. of muñcati; Sk. mukta) 1. released, set free, freed; as —° free from Sn. 687 (abbhā° free from the stain of a cloud); Dh. 172 (id.), 382 (id.).—Dh. 344; Pv IV. 134; PvA. 65 (su°).—2. given up or out, emitted, sacrificed Vin. III, 97=IV. 27 (catta, vanta, m.) A. III, 50 (catta+). Cp. vi°.—3. unsystematised. Comp. 9, 137 (vīthi°).

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Muttā, (f.) (cp. Sk. muktā) a pearl Vv 377 (°ācita); Pv. II, 75 (+veḷuriya); Mhvs 30, 66. Eight sorts of pearls are enumerated at Mhvs. 11, 14, viz. haya-gaja-rath’āmalakā valay’ aṅguli-veṭhakā kakudha-phala-pākatikā, i.e. horse-, elephant-, waggon-, myrobalan-, bracelet-, ring-, kakudha fruit-, and common pearls.

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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Marathi-English dictionary

muṭṭa (मुट्ट).—ad Silently, mutely, still. v hō, basa, asa, rāha.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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