Ogamana: 2 definitions


Ogamana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ogamana in Pali glossary
Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Ogamana, (nt.) (o + gam + ana; Sk. avagamana. That word is rather more than a thousand years later than the Pāli one. It would be ridiculous were one to suppose that the P. could be derived from the Sk. On the other hand the Sk. cannot be derived from the P. for it was formed at a time & place when & where P. was unknown, just as the Pali was formed at a time & place when & where Sk. was unknown. The two words are quite independent. They have no connection with one another except that they are examples of a rule of word-formation common to the two languages) going down, setting (of sun & moon), always in contrast to uggamana (rising), therefore frequent v. l. ogg° D. I, 10, 68; DA. I, 95 (= atthaṅgamana); VvA. 326. (Page 164)

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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

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

Ogamana (ओगमन).—nt. (= Pali id.; Sanskrit ava-ga° not in this sense), going down, setting (of heavenly bodies): Mahāvastu ii.163.8 (prose; candrasūryāṇāṃ…) ogamanāni.

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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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