Samaseri, Samasheri: 2 definitions



Samaseri means something in Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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)

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

F Female samasera (see this word).

Being given that a bhikkhuni is needed to give the precepts of a samaneri to a woman, there can no longer exist any nowadays.

Women presently living in countries hosting the theravada tradition and whom we call "nuns" are in fact persons who choose to lead a community centred life being taking the eight precepts.

See also the word siladhara

context information

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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

samaśērī (समशेरी).—a ( P) Relating to the suit called śamaśēra--a card &c. 2 Of which the heads of the figures on the two sides point to the same quarter of the heavens--a variety of the coin called putaḷī.

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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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