Te: 4 definitions


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Pali-English dictionary

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

Te°, (Sk. trai°) secondary base of numeral three (fr. ti) in compn: having a relation to a triad of, three-; in numerical cpds. also=three (see under tayo).

—kaṭula containing 3 spices (of yāgu), viz. tila, taṇḍula, mugga Vin. I, 210; III, 66; —cīvarika wearing three robes (cp. ticīvara) Vin. I, 253; Ud. 42; Pug. 69; Vism. 60. —daṇḍika carrying the tripod (see tidaṇḍa), Ep. of a brahmin ascetic A. III, 276; J. II, 316 (=kuṇḍikaṃ ṭhapanatthāya tidaṇḍaṃ gahetvā caranto); —dhātuka (nt.) the (worlds of the) threefold composition of elements=tiloka Nett 14, 63 (tedhātuke vimutti= sabbadhi vippamutta), 82; cp. Kvu 605; —piṭaka versed in the three piṭakas (see piṭaka), Ep. of theras & bhikkhus J. IV, 219; Miln. 18 sq.; DhA. I, 7, 384; III, 385; Dāvs. V, 22. Cp. Sk. tripiṭo bhikṣuḥ (AvŚ I. 334 & Index to Divy); —bhātika having 3 brothers DhA. I, 88, 97. —bhūmaka belonging to the 3 stages of being (viz. the kāma, rūpa, arūpa existences; cp. °dhātuka & tiloka) DhA. I, 305; IV, 72; DhsA. 50, 214 (°kusala), 291; —māsa (nt.) 3 months, i.e. a season M. I, 438; Miln. 15; DhA. II, 192; PvA. 20; —vācika pronouncing the threefold formula (of the saraṇa-gata) Vin. I, 18; —vijja (adj.) possessed of the 3 fold knowledge (i.e. either the higher knowledge of the Brahmins, i.e. the 3 Vedas (cp. Sk. trayī vidyā=the knowledge of the Vedas) or of the Buddha & Arahants, as defined at A. I, 164 sq. , viz. (1) remembrance of former births, (2) insight into the (future) destiny of all beings, (3) recognition of the origin of misery & of the way to its removal, i.e. of the Path): 1. brahmanic: D. I, 238; A. I, 163; also as tevijjaka (n.) D. I, 88, 107, 119.—2. buddhistic: Vin. II, 161; M. I, 482; S. I, 194; A. I, 167 =It. 100; Sn. 594=VvA. 10; Pug. 14; DhA. I, 138; Sdhp. 420. —tevijjatā (abstr.) Vism. 5. (Page 306)

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

tē (ते).—pron (Poetry.) She. See the popular . tē, hē, jē stand, in poetry, for tī, hī, jī.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

tē (ते).—pro (Poetry.) She. tēṃ pro It; that.

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Te (ते).—ind. With or by thee. E. te substituted for tvayā, but not to be confounded with the optional inflection of the 4th and 6th cases of yuṣmad thou.

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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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