Nimmita: 3 definitions


Nimmita means something in 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Nineteen kappas ago there were sixteen kings of this name, all previous births of Vatamsakiya (Abhaya) Thera. Ap.i.174; ThagA.i.201.

context information

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

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nimmita : (pp. of nimmiṇāti) created; fashioned; built; produced.

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

Nimmita, (adj. -pp.) (pp. of nimmināti) measured out, planned, laid out; created (by supernatural power, iddhi); measured, stately D. I, 18, 56 (iddhiyā pi DA. I, 167), 219 (Su° devaputta. Np.), ibid. (Paranimmitavasavattī devā a class of devas, lit. “created by others, ” but also possessed of great power: VvA. 79, 80); also one of the 5, or the 3 spheres (kāmûpapattiyo) in the kāmaloka, viz. paccupaṭṭhita-kāmā, nimmānarati° (or nimmita°), paranimmita°. It. 94; Dhs. 1280 (cp. kāma); D. III, 218; J. I, 59, 146 (kāyo n’eva deva° na brahma°), 232, Nd2 202A, also under pucchā; P II. 119 (su°, well constructed, i.e. symmetrical); Vism. 228 (Mārena nimmitaṃ Buddharūpaṃ); VvA. 36 (=mitaṃ gacchati vāraṇo), 79; ThA. 69, 70; Miln. 1, 242. See also abhinimmita. (Page 368)

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context information

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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