Naruttama, Nara-uttama, Narottama: 13 definitions

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Naruttama means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Narottam.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Seventy three kappas ago there were four kings of this name, all previous births of Tikannapupphiya. Ap.i.195.

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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

[«previous next»] — Naruttama in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

naruttama : (m.) the lord of men.

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

Naruttama refers to: best of men (Ep. of the Buddha) S. I, 23; D. III, 147; Sn. 1021;

Note: naruttama is a Pali compound consisting of the words nara and uttama.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Naruttama in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Narottama (नरोत्तम).—

1) an epithet of Viṣṇu.

2) of Buddha.

Derivable forms: narottamaḥ (नरोत्तमः).

Narottama is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nara and uttama (उत्तम).

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

Narottama (नरोत्तम).—(= Pali naruttama), highest of men, standard epithet of a Buddha: Mahāvyutpatti 40 = Tibetan mi mchog, best man; et passim.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Narottama (नरोत्तम).—[adjective] the best of men.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Narottama (नरोत्तम) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—king, patron of Kṛṣṇa (Pārijātaharaṇacampū). L. 81.

2) Narottama (नरोत्तम):—Adhyātmarāmāyaṇaṭīkā. Io. 562.

3) Narottama (नरोत्तम):—Smṛtisaṃkṣepa.

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

1) Narottama (नरोत्तम):—[from nara] m. best of men, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of Viṣṇu or Buddha, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] of [Scholiast or Commentator] on the Adhyātma-rāmāyaṇa, [Catalogue(s)]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Narottama (नरोत्तम) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇaruttama.

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Naruttama in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Naruttama in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Narottama (नरोत्तम) [Also spelled narottam]:—(nm) the foremost/best of men; an excellent man.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Naruttama in Prakrit glossary
Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Ṇaruttama (णरुत्तम) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Narottama.

2) Ṇaruttama (णरुत्तम) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Narottama.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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