Pamatta, Pamaṭṭa: 4 definitions


Pamatta means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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

Fifteen kappas ago there were eight kings of this name all previous births of Saparivariya Thera. v.l. Samatta, Somagga. Ap.i.172.

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

[«previous next»] — Pamatta in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pamatta : (pp. of pamajjati) become intoxicated; was clearless, slothful or negligent; neglected; (n.) a negligent person.

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

Pamatta, (pp. of pamajjati) slothful, indolent, indifferent, careless, negligent D. III, 190; S. I, 61=204; A. I, 11, 139; IV, 319; V, 146; Sn. 57, 70, 329 sq. , 399, 1121; Dh. 19, 21, 29, 292, 309 (=sati-vossaggena samannāgata DhA. III, 482), 371; Nd2 404; PvA. 276 (quot. °ṃ ativattati). appamatta diligent, careful, eager, mindful S. I, 4, 140, 157; A. V, 148; Th. 1, 1245; Pv IV. 138; PvA. 66 (dānaṃ detha etc.), 219, 278. See also appamatta2.

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Pamaṭṭa, in cpd. luñcita-pamaṭṭā kapotī viya (simile for a woman who has lost all her hair) at PvA. 47 is doubtful, it should probably be read as luñcita-pakkhikā k. viya i.e. like a pigeon whose feathers have been pulled out (v. l. °patthaka). (Page 416)

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Pamatta (पमत्त) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Pramatta.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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