Nikkhamati: 2 definitions



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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nikkhamati : (ni + kam + a) goes out; goes forth from; leaves the household life.

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

Nikkhamati, (Sk. niṣkramati, nis+kamati) to go forth from, to come out of (c. Abl.), to get out, issue forth, depart, fig. to leave the household life behind (agārā n.), to retire from the world (cp. abhinikkhamati etc.), or to give up evil desire.—(a) lit. (often with bahi outside, out; opp. pavisati to enter into: A. V, 195). D. II, 14 (mātu kucchismā); J. I, 52 (mātukucchito). Imper. nikkhama Pv. I. 103; ppr. nikkhamanto J. I, 52; II, 153; III, 26 (mukhato); PvA. 90; aor. nikkhami J. II, 154; III, 188; fut. °issati J. II, 154; ger. nikkhamma J. I, 51, 61 (fig.) & nikkhamitvā J. I, 16, 138 (fig.), 265; III, 26; IV, 449 (n. pabbajissāmi); PvA. 14, 19 (fig.) 67 (gāmato), 74 (id.); inf. nikkhamituṃ J. I, 61 (fig.); II, 104; Pv. I, 102 (bahi n.); grd. nikkhamitabba Vin. I, 47. ‹-› (b) fig. (see also nikkamati, & cp. nekkhamma & BSk. niṣkramati in same meaning, e.g. Divy 68 etc.) S. I, 156 (ārabbhati+)=Miln. 245 (where nikkamati); J. I, 51 (agārā), 61 (mahābhinikkhamanaṃ “the great renunciation”), PvA. 19 (id.).—pp. nikkhanta; caus. nikkhameti (q. v.). (Page 353)

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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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