Vammia: 2 definitions


Vammia means something in Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Jainism

Jain philosophy

Source: Anekanta Jaya Pataka of Haribhadra Suri

Vammīa (वम्मीअ) (Prakrit; in Sanskrit: Valmīka) refers to an “ant-hill”, as occurring in the Anekāntajayapatākā-prakaraṇa, a Śvetāmbara Jain philosophical work written by Haribhadra Sūri.—[Cf. Vol. II, P. 101, l. 29]—Valmīka, a homonym, here means an “ant-hill”. (Gujarati rāphaḍo). This word occurs on p. 112, l. 11 and in Meghadūta (I.15). Its Pāiya (Prakrit) equivalent ‘vammīa’ is met with m Sūyagaḍa (II.1.26).

context information


Discover the meaning of vammia in the context of Jain philosophy from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Vammia (वम्मिअ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Varmita.

2) Vammia (वम्मिअ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Valmīka.

context information

Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

Discover the meaning of vammia in the context of Prakrit from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Let's grow together!

I humbly request your help to keep doing what I do best: provide the world with unbiased sources, definitions and images. Your donation direclty influences the quality and quantity of knowledge, wisdom and spiritual insight the world is exposed to.

Let's make the world a better place together!

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: