Samacatvarimshaddanta, Samacatvāriṃśaddanta, Sama-catvarimshad-danta: 2 definitions


Samacatvarimshaddanta 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.

The Sanskrit term Samacatvāriṃśaddanta can be transliterated into English as Samacatvarimsaddanta or Samacatvarimshaddanta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Samachatvarimshaddanta.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Samacatvāriṃśaddanta (समचत्वारिंशद्दन्त) or Samacatvāriṃśaddantatā refers to “the forty teeth are even” and represents the thirtieth of the “thirty-two marks of a great man” (lakṣaṇa) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 83). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., sama-catvāriṃśad-danta). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: A Prayer for Rebirth in the Sukhāvatī

Catvāriṃśaddanta (चत्वारिंशद्दन्त) refers to “forty teeth” and represents the sixth of the thirty-two major marks of distinction (lakṣaṇa) mentioned in the Sukhāvatī and following the order, but not always the exact wording, of the Mahāvyutpatti (236-67). In Tibetan, the characteristic called Catvāriṃśaddanta is known as ‘tshems bzhi bcu mnga’ ba’. The Sukhāvatī represents a prayer for rebirth which was composed by Karma chags med, a Karma bka’ brgyud master, who lived in the seventeenth century.

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