Samanna, Sāmañña, Samaññā: 1 definition



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

1) Sāmañña, 2 (nt.) (abstr. fr. samaṇa) Samaṇaship D. I, 51 sq.; III, 72, 245; M. I, 281 sq.; S. V, 25; A. II, 27=It. 103; Dh. 19 sq. , 311; DA. I, 158; Vism. 132; adj. , in accordance with true Samaṇaship, striving to be a samaṇa Miln. 18; Samaṇaship A. I, 142 sq.; Pv. II, 718 (explained at PvA. 104 as “honouring the samaṇas”).

2) Sāmañña, 1 (nt.) (abstr. fr. samāna) generality; equality, conformity; unity, company Miln. 163; SnA 449 (jāti° identity of descent), 449 (generality, contrasted to visesa detail), 548 (id.); VvA. 233 (diṭṭhi°, sīla°, equality). °-gata united D. II, 80; °-nāma a name given by general assent DhsA. 390. (Page 704)

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Samaññā, (f.) (saṃ+aññā) designation, name D. I, 202; II, 20; M. III, 68; S. II, 191; Sn. 611, 648; J. II, 65; Dhs. § 1306; loka° a common appellation, a popular expression D. I, 202. (Page 682)

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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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