Samudda, Sāmudda, Samuddā: 3 definitions


Samudda 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)

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.

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

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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context information

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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