Sankamati, Saṅkamati: 2 definitions


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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

saṅkamati : (saṃ + kam + a) passes over to; shifts; transmigrates.

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

Saṅkamati, (saṃ+kamati) 1. to go on, to pass over to (Acc.), to join D. I, 55 (ākāsaṃ indriyāni s.); Vin. I, 54; II, 138 (bhikkhū rukkhā rukkhaṃ s. , climb fr. tree to tree); Kvu 565 sq. (jhānā jhānaṃ).—2. to transmigrate Miln. 71 sq. (+paṭisandahati).—grd. saṅkamanīya to be passed on or transferred Vin. I, 190; cīvara° a dress that should be handed over, which does not belong to one Vin. IV, 282.—pp. saṅkanta.—Caus. saṅkāmeti (1) to pass over, to cause to go, to move, to shift Vin. III, 49, 58, 59.—2. to come in together (sensations to the heart) DhsA. 264.—Cp. upa°. (Page 662)

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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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