Pramatta; 7 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Pramatta (प्रमत्त).—One who is crazy because he cannot control his senses.

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Pramatta (प्रमत्त) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Pramatta] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.

Source: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu

Pramatta (प्रमत्त, “laxity”) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 7.13.—What is meant by laxity (pramatta)? It means tainted with laxities (pramāda). What is meant by tainted with laxities? The state of the soul tainted with passion is called tainted with laxities. What is meant by lax activities (pramatta-yoga)? It means the acts performed by the soul tainted with passions.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 7: The Five Vows
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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pramatta (प्रमत्त).—a S Haughty, arrogant, supercilious. 2 Intoxicated.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pramatta (प्रमत्त).—a Haughty, arrogant. Intoxicated.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Pramatta (प्रमत्त).—p. p.

1) Intoxicated, drunk; कथां प्रमत्तः प्रथमं कृतामिव (kathāṃ pramattaḥ prathamaṃ kṛtāmiva) (na smariṣyati) Ś.4.1;

2) Mad, insane.

3) Careless, negligent, inattentive; heedless, regardless (generally with loc.); सुप्तां मत्तां प्रमत्तां वा रहो यत्रोपगच्छति (suptāṃ mattāṃ pramattāṃ vā raho yatropagacchati) Ms.3.34; मत्तं प्रमत्तमुन्मत्तं सुप्तं बालं स्त्रियं जडम् । प्रपन्नं विरथं भीतं न रिपुं हन्ति धर्मवित् (mattaṃ pramattamunmattaṃ suptaṃ bālaṃ striyaṃ jaḍam | prapannaṃ virathaṃ bhītaṃ na ripuṃ hanti dharmavit) || Bhāg.1.7.36.

4) Swerving from, failing to do (with abl.)

5) Blundering.

6) wanton, lascivious.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pramatta (प्रमत्त).—mfn.

(-ttaḥ-ttā-ttaṃ) 1. Careless, negligent, (usually with a loc). 2. Blundering, a blunderer. 3. Intoxicated. 4. Insane. 5. Swerving from, (with an abl. as in svādhikārātpramattaḥ) 6. Wanton, lascivious. E. pra before, matta mad.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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