Samatta: 7 definitions


Samatta means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Jainism, Prakrit. 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: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Samatta. One hundred and fifteen kappas ago there were eight kings of this name, previous births of Nandiya Thera. ThagA.i.82.

2. Samatta. See Pamatta.

1. Samatta Sutta. Sariputta tells Anuruddha that it is by cultivating the four satipatthanas that one becomes an adept (asekha). S.v.175.

2. Samatta Sutta. It is by practising the four iddhi pada that recluses and brahmins can perfectly practise iddhi power. S.v.256.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Samatta.—(IE 8-1), corrupt form of saṃvat. Note: samatta is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

samatta : (nt.) equality; evenness; normal state. (adj.), complete; entire.

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

1) Samatta, 2 (cp. Sk. samāpta, pp. of saṃ+āp) 1. accomplished, brought to an end A. II, 193; Sn. 781=paripuṇṇa Nd1 65.—2. (cp. Sk. samasta, pp. of saṃ+as to throw, cp. BSk. samasta, e.g. Jtm XXXI. 90) complete, entire, perfect Miln. 349; Sn. 881; 1000; Nd1 289, 298. samattaṃ completely S. V, 175; accomplished, full Sn. 889. (Page 682)

2) Samatta, 1 (nt.) (abstr. fr. sama3) equality A. III, 359; Mhvs 3, 7; equanimity, justice A. I, 75. (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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Samātta (समात्त).—ppp. (= samādatta, q.v.; to samādiyati, Sanskrit sam-ā-dā-; = Pali samatta, according to Childers and [Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary] = Sanskrit samāpta, but this is disproved by col- location with samādinna, Aṅguttaranikāya (Pali) ii.193.1, and (vatapadāni) samattāni samādinnāni Dhammapada (Pali) commentary i.264.21), adopted, taken upon oneself, especially of religious and moral obligations: °tta-saṃvarasya (see saṃvara) Śikṣāsamuccaya 15.1; pareṣāṃ cāsa- mātte (v.l. °mādatte) tasmiṃ kuśale samādāpanāya var- ṇavāditā, samātte (v.l. samādatte) vā punaḥ saṃprahar- ṣaṇāya Bodhisattvabhūmi 30.15—16; śīlaṃ °ttaṃ rakṣati 137.26; (bodhi- sattva-śīla-saṃvara-)-samādānaṃ samāttam 155.6; sa- mātta-śīlaḥ ([bahuvrīhi]) 183.23; cintāyāḥ su-samātta-tvāt 109.12; daśakuśalakarmapatha-°ttānāṃ sattvānām Gaṇḍavyūha 268.24 (here the ppp. has active force, who have adopted…, see next).

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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 (even English!). 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Samatta (समत्त) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Samasta.

2) Samatta (समत्त) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Samāpta.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Samatta (ಸಮತ್ತ):—[adjective] all; entire; whole; complete.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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