Namatika, Nāmatika: 3 definitions


Namatika 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.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Nāmatika (नामतिक) refers to “the virtue of (wearing only) felt garments” and represents one of the “twelve ascetic virtues” (dhūtaguṇa) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 63). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., nāmatika). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Nāmatika (नामतिक).—adj. (to namata plus ika), wearing gar- ments of felt, one of the dhūtaguṇa: Mahāvyutpatti 1130; Dharmasaṃgraha 63; in both v.l. nāmantika, q.v. (so text Aṣṭasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 387.8, but can hardly be right); Mironov cites v.l. nāmāntika; nāma- tikaḥ Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya iii.122.5. Not in Pali.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nāmatika (नामतिक):—mf(ī)n. ([from] 2. namata) dressed in woollen cloth, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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