Sramanera, aka: Śrāmaṇera; 4 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit term Śrāmaṇera can be transliterated into English as Sramanera or Shramanera, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Buddhist Door: Glossary
India history and geogprahy
Śrāmaṇera.—(EI 25), cf. Sāmanera (EI 2); Buddhist; a novice monk; cf. the feminine form Śrāmaṇerī. Note: śrāmaṇera is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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.
Languages of India and abroad
Śrāmaṇera (श्रामणेर).—(= Pali sām°), novice in the Buddhist order: Mvy 8719; Divy 404.14; Mv iii.268.16 (mss. śra°); Prāt 519.4; SP 180.8; 183.5, etc. The BHS f. seems to be °rikā, see next.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
(-raḥ) A follower or disciple and servant of the principal Jainas or Jinas.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
The Dānapati who excluded the Śrāmaṇeras from his invitation < [III. Recollection of the community (saṃgānusmṛti)]
Part 2 - Morality of the śrāmaṇera < [Section II.2 - Morality of the monastic or pravrajita]
Story of the śrāmaṇera who became a nāga < [Part 2 - Means of acquiring meditation]
The travels of Fa-Hian (400 A.D.) (by Samuel Beal)
A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms (by Fa-Hien)
The Great Chariot (by Longchenpa)
Part 10b.2) The six perfections: Discipline < [B. the extensive explanation of arousing bodhicitta]
1c) The objects of refuge < [Part 1 - The causal refuge]
Buddhist records of the Western world (Xuanzang) (by Samuel Beal)