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Nama

References:

The Pali Line: The Second Question
Downboudn Confounded Rebounding Conjuration (The Paticca-Samuppada)
Puremind Press: Awakening Meditation, M. Punnaji, pp.7-16
[DN 33] PTS: T.W and C.A.F. Rhys Davids, trans., Dialogs of the Buddha III #33 pp 205
WP, Walshe, trans, The Long Discourses of the Buddha, #33, pp481
Digha Nikaya #33: Sangiti Suttanta 2s#1
Glossology: Paticca-Samuppada
Naman Rupan
[DN 15] Digha Nikaya #15: The Great Downbinding Spell See especially section #20


Pali MO Hare Horner Punnaji Bodhi Nanamoli Rhys Davids (Mrs)Rhys Davids Thanissaro Walshe Woodward
nama The "nomenon" part of Phenomenon (face-name), Mind, Mentality, the mental Name name; the "psycho" part of psycho-physicality Identity mentality Mind; Name Mind; Name name Mind

 


 

Pali Text Society
Pali English Dictionary
Edited by T. W. Rhys Davids and William Stede
[EDITED ENTRY]

Nama: (nt.) [Vedic naman, Lat. nomen; Goth. namo; Ags. noma, Ohg. namo] name. - 1. Literal. nom. namam S I.39. - namam karoti to give a name. - namam ganhati to call by name, to enumerate. Definitions at Vin IV.6 (two kinds Q hina- and ukkattha-) and at Vism 528 (=namanalakkhana). - 2. Specified. nama as metaphysical term is opposed to rupa, and comprises the 4 immaterial factors of an individual (arupino khandha, viz. vedana sanna sankhara vinnana. These as the noëtic principle combd with the material principle make up the individual as it is distinguished by "name and body" from other individuals. Thus namarupa= individuality, individual being. Nama+rupa form an elementary pair D III.212. Also in the Paticca-samuppada (q. v.), where it is said to be caused (conditioned) by vinnana and to cause Salayatana (the 6 senses), D II.34; Vin I.1 sq.; S II.6 sq.. Synonymous with namarupa is namakaya: Sn 1074.- 3. Use of Cases. Instr. namena by name. - acc. nama by name S I.33, 235 (Anoma-) (ko nam' esa "who by name is this one"=what is his name). - 4. nama (acc.) as adv. is used as emphatic particle=just, indeed, for sure, certainly. Therefore freq. in exclamation and exhortation ("please," certainly); in combn with interr. pron.=now, then; with neg.=not at all, certainly not. - Often further emphasised or emphasising other part.; e. g. pi (=api) nama really, just so; app' (=api) eva n. thus indeed, forsooth (mo: What in the name of...!); eva nama in truth; nama tava certainly, etc.

 


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