Hinayanist Hinayanist n. an adherent of Hinayana Buddhism. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • Hinayanist — noun see Hinayana …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Hinayanist — /hee neuh yah nist/, n. a Buddhist of the Hinayana school. Also called Theravadin. [1905 10; HINAYAN(A) + IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • hinayanist — hi·na·ya·nist …   English syllables

  • Hinayanist — noun an adherent of Hinayana Buddhism • Derivationally related forms: ↑Hinayana • Hypernyms: ↑disciple, ↑adherent • Member Holonyms: ↑Hinayana * * * /hee neuh yah nist/, n. a Buddhist of the Hinayana school. Also called …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hinayana — noun Etymology: Sanskrit hīnayāna lesser vehicle Date: 1868 Theravada • Hinayanist noun • Hinayanistic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Hinayana — Hīnayāna (Chinese: 小乘 Xiǎochèng ; Korean: 소승 Soseung ; Japanese: Shōjō ; Vietnamese: Tiểu thừa , bo|t=ཐེག་ཅུང་|w=, Mongolian: бага хөлгөн, baga kölgen ) is a Sanskrit and Pali term literally meaning:, the low vehicle , the inferior vehicle , or… …   Wikipedia

  • Tom Tillemans — T.J.F. (Tom) Tillemans (né à Haarlem, le 21 décembre 1950) est un bouddhologue néerlando canadien, indianiste et tibétologue. Depuis 1992, Tillemans est professeur de bouddhologie de la Faculté des langues et civilisations orientales à l… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hinayanistic — See Hinayanist. * * * …   Universalium

  • Hinayana — /hee neuh yah neuh/, n. earlier of the two great schools of Buddhism, still prevalent in Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, and Cambodia, emphasizing personal salvation through one s own efforts. Also called Theravada. Cf. Mahayana. [1865 70; < Skt,… …   Universalium

  • Theravada — /ther euh vah deuh/, n. Buddhism. Hinayanist name for Hinayana. * * * Major form of Buddhism, prevalent in Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos. It is the only survivor among the Hinayana schools of Buddhism, and it is generally… …   Universalium

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