Pamaya, Pamāya: 2 definitions


Pamaya 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

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

1) Pamāya, 2 (ger. of pamināti i.e. pa+mṛ, Sk. pramārya of pramṛṇāti) crushing, destroying Sn. 209 (bījaṃ; = hiṃsitva vadhitvā SnA 257). See on this passage Morris, J. P. T. S. 1885, 45. (Page 416)

2) Pamāya, 1 (ger. of pamināti i.e. pa+) having measured, measuring Sn. 894 (sayaṃ p. =paminitvā Nd1 303); J. III, 114. (Page 416)

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Pamaya (पमय) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Pramada.

2) Pamayā (पमया) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Pramadā.

3) Pamāya (पमाय) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Pramad.

4) Pamāya (पमाय) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Pramāda.

context information

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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