Yathatatham, Yathātathaṃ, Yatha-tatham: 6 definitions


Yathatatham means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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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Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Yathatatham in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

yathātathaṃ : (adv.) according to truth.

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

Yathātathaṃ refers to: according to truth, true & real (corresponding to yathā tathā adv. : see above) It. 122 (here as Nom. sg. : as he is in one respect, so in the other, i.e. perfect); Sn. 1127 (=yathā ācikkhitabbaṃ tathā ācikkhi Nd2 527); Th. 1, 708 (diṭṭhe dhamme yathātathe: is reading correct? perhaps better as yathātathā, cp. translation Brethren 292: “the truths are seen e’en as they really are”); Dpvs III, 2 (so read for yathā-kathaṃ; v. l. has °tathaṃ); V, 64 (pañhaṃ byākarohi yathātathaṃ).

Note: yathātathaṃ is a Pali compound consisting of the words yathā and tathaṃ.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Yathatatham in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Yathātatham (यथातथम्).—[adverb] as it really is, exactly, accurately, duly.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Yathātatham (यथातथम्):—[=yathā-tatham] [from yathā-tatha > yathā > ya-tama] ind. in conformity with truth or reality, precisely, exactly

2) [v.s. ...] as is becoming or proper, fitly, duly, [Mahābhārata; Purāṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara]

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Yathatatham in German

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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 (even English!). 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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