Samudda, Sāmudda, Samuddā: 5 definitions


Samudda means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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. One of the two chief women disciples of Konagamana Buddha. J.i.431; Bu.xiv.23.

2. See Sundara samudda.

3. A sage of long ago.

4. An eminent Theri of Ceylon. Dpv.xviii.28.

5. One of the chief lay patrons of Siddhattha Buddha. Bu.xvii.20.

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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: Singhi Jain Series: Ratnaprabha-suri’s Kuvalayamala-katha (history)

Samudda (समुद्द) (Prakrit) (in Sanskrit: Samudra) refers to the “sea”, according to Uddyotanasūri in his 8th-century Kuvalayamālā (a Prakrit Campū, similar to Kāvya poetry).—Page 157.2: The situation of Vijayāpurī is given as south sea coast (dāhiṇa-samudda-velā). Vijayāpurī was actually situated on the bank of Krishna a few miles above the sea coast upto a point the river was navigable to big ships which landed on docks. The distance from Ayodhyā to Vijayāpurī was mapped out in successive stages and covered in one month and three days (157.11).

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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

samudda : (m.) the sea; ocean.

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

Sāmudda, (nt.) (fr. samudda) sea salt Vin. I, 202; Abhp 461. (Page 705)

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Samudda, (cp. Vedic samudra, fr. saṃ+udra, water) a (large) quantity of water, e.g. the Gaṅges; the sea, the ocean D. I, 222; M. I, 493; A. I, 243; II, 48 sq.; III, 240; D. III, 196, 198; S. I, 6, 32, 67; J. I, 230; IV, 167, 172; Dh. 127; Nd1 353; SnA 30; PvA. 47, 104, 133, 271; explained by adding sāgara, S. II, 32; four oceans S. II, 180, 187; ThA. 111. Often characterized as mahā° the great ocean, e.g. Vin. II, 237; A. I, 227; II, 55; III, 52; IV, 101; SnA 371; DhA. III, 44. Eight qualities: A. IV, 198, 206; popular etymology Miln. 85 sq. (viz. “yattakaṃ udakaṃ tattakaṃ loṇaṃ, ” and vice versa); the eye etc. (the senses), an ocean which engulfs all beings S. IV, 157 (samudda=mahā udakarāsi).—Cp. sāmuddika.

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Samudda (समुद्द) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Samudra.

2) Sāmudda (सामुद्द) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Sāmudra.

2) Sāmudda has the following synonyms: Sāmuddaya.

context information

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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