Pannatti, aka: Paññatti, Paṇṇatti; 4 Definition(s)


Pannatti means something in 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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F (Designation, term of calling). That which is conventional.

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

pannatti: 'conventional' or 'relative' truth; which means: 'concepts, ideas, notions, names or terms'.

There are several groups of Pannatti:

  • Santhana pannatti are concepts of form, like land, mountains, etc.
  • Samuha pannatti are collective concepts, corresponding to a collection or group of things, like chariot, table.
  • Disa pannatti refer to concepts of locality.
  • Kala pannatti refer to concepts of time.
  • akasa pannatti refer to space, like caves, wells.
  • Nimitta pannatti refer to conceptualized images, visualized images.
Source: Pali Kanon: Introducing Buddhist Abhidhamma
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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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Pali-English dictionary

Pannatti in Pali glossary... « previous · [P] · next »

paññatti : (f.) designation; name; concept; idea; a regulation.

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paṇṇatti : (f.) designation; name; concept; idea; a regulation.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Paññatti, (f.) (fr. paññāpeti, cp. paññatta1) making known, manifestation, description, designation, name, idea, notion, concept. On term see Cpd. 3 sq. , 198, 199; Kvu translation 1; Dhs. translation 340.—M. III, 68; S. III, 71; IV, 38 (māra°), 39 (satta°, dukkha°, loka°); A. II, 17; V, 190; Ps. II, 171, 176; Pug. 1; Dhs. I, 309; Nett 1 sq. , 38, 188; KhA 102, 107; DA. I, 139; SnA 445, 470; PvA. 200. The spelling also occurs as paṇṇatti, e.g. at J. II, 65 (°vahāra); Miln. 173 (loka°); KhA 28; adj. paṇṇattika (q. v.). (Page 390)

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Paṇṇatti, see paññatti. (Page 404)

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