Sramanera, aka: Śrāmaṇera; 4 Definition(s)


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

The Sanskrit term Śrāmaṇera can be transliterated into English as Sramanera or Shramanera, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Literally, it means the one who ceases from evil and does works of mercy or lives altruistically. He is a devoted and zealous man who has taken a vow to obey the ten commandments in Buddhist orders: 1. not to kill. 2. not to steal. 3. not to lie or speak evil. 4. not to have sexual misconduct. 5. not to use perfumes or decorate oneself with flowers. 6. not to occupy high beds. 7. not to sing or dance. 8. not to possess wealth. 9. not to eat out of regulation hours. 10. not to drink wine. 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
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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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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

Śrāmaṇera (श्रामणेर).—m.

(-raḥ) A follower or disciple and servant of the principal Jainas or Jinas.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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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