Namo: 3 definitions


Namo means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

namo : (ind.) be my adoration to.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Namo, (nt.) & Nama (nt.) (Ved. namas, cp. Av. n∂mo prayer; Gr. nέmos, Lat. nemus (see namati)) nomage, veneration, esp. used as an exclamation of adoration at the beginning of a book (namo tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammāsambuddhassa) Sn. 540, 544; PvA. 1, 67. (Page 347)

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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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