Vinnatti, Viññatti: 4 definitions

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Vinnatti means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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.

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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

(bodily and verbal): s. Viññatti (“expression”).

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

(lit. 'making known') 'intimation', is an Abhidhamma term for bodily expression (kāya-viññatti) and verbal expression (vacī-viññatti), both belonging to the corporeality-group. They are produced by the co-nascent volition, and are therefore, as such, purely physical and not to be confounded with karma (q.v.), which as such is something mental. Cf. Kath. 80, 100, 101, 103, 194 (s. Guide V). - (App.).

"One speaks of 'bodily expression', because it makes known an intention by means of bodily movement, and can itself be understood by the bodily movement which is said to be corporeal.

" 'Verbal expression' is so called because it makes known an intention by means of a speech-produced noise" (Vis.M. XIV).

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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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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

viññatti : (f.) intimation; information.

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

Viññatti, (f.) (fr. viññāpeti) intimation, giving to understand, information; begging or asking by intimation or hinting (a practice forbidden to the bhikkhu) Vin. I, 72 (°bahula, intent on ... ); III, 144 sq. (id.); IV, 290; J. III, 72 (v. nāma na vaṭṭati, is improper); Vbh. 13; Vism. 41 (threefold: nimitta°, obhāsa°, parikathā; as t. t. cp. Cpd. 1201: medium of communication); Miln. 343, 370; DhA. II, 21 (viññattiṃ katvā bhuñjituṃ na vaṭṭati); PvA. 146.—Two kinds of viññatti are generally distinguished, viz. kāya° and vacī°, or intimation by body (gesture) and by voice: Dhs. 665, 718; Miln. 229 sq.; Vism. 448, 530, 531. Cp. Cpd. 22, 264. (Page 618)

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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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