NirgranthaJnatiputra, NirgranthaJñātiputra, Nirgrantha-Jnatiputra: 1 definition


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

NirgranthaJñātiputra (निर्ग्रन्थज्ञातिपुत्र).—(compare prec.), also written Nigrantha, and in Avadāna-śataka Jñataputra (= Pali Nigaṇṭha Nāta- putta or Nātha°), one of the six famous heretical teachers of Buddha's day (see s.v. Pūraṇa Kāśyapa): named with the others, Mahāvyutpatti 3550; Mahāvastu i.253.17 (v.l. Nigr°); 257.1; iii.383.17 (v.l. Nigr°); Divyāvadāna 143.12 (mss. Nigr°); Avadāna-śataka i.231.5 (Jñātap°; best ms. Nigr°). His followers are supposed to be the Jains.

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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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