Samanera, aka: Sāmaṇera; 4 Definition(s)
Samanera 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)(Source): Access to Insight: A Glossary of Pali and Buddhist Terms
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).
General definition (in Buddhism)
novice monk(s) Whereas a bhikkhu is a fully ordained monk who follows 227 precepts, a samanera is a 10 precept novice (who nevertheless wears the same ochre?coloured robes as the bhikkhus). In Thailand, the samanera stage is often reserved for those too young for full ordination.(Source): Amaravati: Glossary
Languages of India and abroad
sāmaṇera : (m.) a novice of a monk. Also see sāmaṇerī.(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Sāmaṇera, (fr. samaṇa; cp. BSk. śrāmaṇeraka Divy 342) fem. °-rī a novice Vin. I, 62 sq.; IV, 121; S. II, 261; Miln. 2; VbhA. 383; are not present at the recital of the Pātimokkha Vin. I, 135; °pabbajjā ordination of a novice Vin. I, 82. °pēsaka superintendent of Sāmaṇeras Vin. II, 177; A. III, 275.—f. , also —°ā A. III, 276; as —°ī at Vin. I, 141. (Page 704)(Source): Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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