Nirmatri, Nirmātṛ: 5 definitions


Nirmatri means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Nirmātṛ can be transliterated into English as Nirmatr or Nirmatri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Nirmātṛ (निर्मातृ) refers to the “creator”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 41).—Accordingly, “[The eighteen āveṇika-dharmas (‘special attributes’)]—[...] (5). The Buddha has no non-concentrated mind.—[...] Furthermore, according to the Śrāvaka system, when the magically created beings (nirmita) preach the Dharma, their creator (nirmātṛ), [namely, the Śrāvaka, does not speak, and when the creator speaks, the magically created beings do not speak. It is not so with the Buddha: the magically created beings and their creator, [namely, the Buddha,] preach the Dharma together. [In the Śrāvakas, the mind in concentration is necessarily different [from the mind of creation] and when the śrāvaka enters into concentration, he does not speak.. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Nirmātṛ (निर्मातृ).—i. e. nis-mā + tṛ, m. f. trī. 1. Creator, Mahābhārata 5, 3493. 2. A builder, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 4, 315.

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

Nirmātṛ (निर्मातृ).—[masculine] maker, builder, creator, author.

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

Nirmātṛ (निर्मातृ):—[=nir-mātṛ] [from nir-mā] m. (f(trī). ) maker, builder, creator, author, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa] etc.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nirmātṛ (ನಿರ್ಮಾತೃ):—[noun] = ನಿರ್ಮಾಪಕ [nirmapaka]2.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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