Sammuti; 3 Definition(s)

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Sammuti 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[Sammuti in Theravada glossaries]

F General opinion, assent. Permission granted to the members of the sangha.

(Source): Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary
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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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Pali-English dictionary

[Sammuti in Pali glossaries]

sammuti : (f.) general opinion; consent; selection; permission.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Sammuti, (f.) (fr. saṃ+man) 1. consent, permission Vin. III, 199.—2. choice, selection, delegation Vin. III, 159. ‹-› 3. fixing, determination (of boundary) Vin. I, 106. ‹-› 4. common consent, general opinion, convention, that which is generally accepted; as °- conventional, e.g. °sacca conventional truth (as opposed to paramattha° the absolute truth) Miln. 160; °ñāṇa common knowledge D. III, 226; °deva what is called a deva J. I, 132; DA. I, 174; see under deva; °maraṇa what is commonly called “death” Vism. 229.—sammuccā (Instr.) by convention or common consent Sn. 648 (v. l. sammacca=ger. of sammannati).—5. opinion, doctrine Sn. 897 (=dvāsaṭṭhī diṭṭhigatāni Nd1 308), 904, 911.—6. definition, declaration, statement Vin. I, 123 (ummattaka°); A. IV, 347 (vādaka°); VbhA. 164 (bhuñjaka°).—7. a popular expression, a mere name or word Miln. 28. ‹-› 8. tradition, lore; combd with suti at Miln. 3. (Page 696)

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