Sima, aka: Sīmā, Shima; 8 Definition(s)


Sima means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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 Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Sīmā (सीमा) refers to “boundary” (of neighbouring villages). The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (See the Manubhāṣya, verse 8.261)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra
Dharmashastra book cover
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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Boundary or territory within which the monastic sanghas formal acts (upasampada, patimokkha recitation, settling of disputes, etc.) must be performed in order to be valid.Source: Access to Insight: A Glossary of Pali and Buddhist Terms

F Building compound found within a monastery and which is designed spot for the performance of certain duties, such as the integration of a new bhikkhu into the sangha or the reading of the rules of the patimokkha, which is made twice a month.

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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General definition (in Buddhism)

a bounded area, within which official Sangha acts may take place. The main use of a sima is for upasampada, the ceremony of acceptance into the Bhikkhu?Sangha (ordination).

Source: Amaravati: Glossary

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

sīmā : (f.) a boundary; a limit; a chapter house for Buddhist monks.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Sīmā, (f.) (cp. Sk. sīmā) boundary, limit, parish Vin. I, 106 sq. , 309, 340; Nd1 99 (four); DhA. IV, 115 (mālaka°); antosīmaṃ within the boundary Vin. I, 132, 167; ekasīmāya within one boundary, in the same parish J. I, 425; nissīmaṃ outside the boundary Vin. I, 122, 132; bahisīmagata gone outside the boundary Vin. I, 255. bhinnasīma transgressing the bounds (of decency) Miln. 122.—In compn sīma° & sīmā°.

—anta a boundary Mhvs 25, 87; sin Sn. 484; J. IV, 311. —antarikā the interval between the boundaries J. I, 265; Vism. 74. —âtiga transgressing the limits of sin, conquering sin Sn. 795; Nd1 99. —kata bounded, restricted Nd2 p. 153 (cp. pariyanta). —ṭṭha dwelling within the boundary Vin. I, 255. —samugghāta removal, abolish‹-› ing, of a boundary Mhvs 37, 33. —sambheda mixing up of the boundary lines Vism. 193, 307, 315. (Page 712)

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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Marathi-English dictionary

śimā (शिमा).—f (sīmā S) A boundary or limit.

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śīma (शीम).—f (sīmā S) A boundary, a border, a limit.

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sīma (सीम).—a ( P Third.) Of the third class or grade;--used esp. of soil.

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sīmā (सीमा).—f (S) A boundary, border, bound, limit (of time, space, action, conduct, procedure). 2 Freely. Excess, extravagance, exorbitance, outrageousness, superlative vehemence of action: also superabundance, exuberance, overflowing copiousness, wild profuseness. Ex. tyā varṣīṃ pāva- sānēṃ mōṭhī sīmā kēlī; pāvasācī sīmā jhālī; āṃ- byāñcī yandā sīmā jhālī. See parākāṣṭhā.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śimā (शिमा).—f A boundary or limit.

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śīma (शीम).—f A boundary, a limit

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sīmā (सीमा).—f A boundary, limit. Excess.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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