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Annotto \An*not"to\ ([a^]n*n[o^]t"t[-o]), Arnotto \Ar*not"to\ ([aum]r*n[o^]t"t[-o]), n. [Perh. the native name.] A red or yellowish-red dyeing material, prepared from the pulp surrounding the seeds of a tree ( Bixa orellana) belonging to the tropical regions of America. It is used for coloring cheese, butter, etc. [Written also Anatto, Anatta, Annatto, Annotta, etc.]


n. (context Buddhism English) The idea that there is no separate self or soul; egolessness.


In Buddhism, the term anattā ( Pali) or anātman ( Sanskrit) refers to the doctrine of "non-self", that there is no unchanging, permanent soul in living beings. It is one of the seven beneficial perceptions in Buddhism, and along with Dukkha (suffering) and Anicca (impermanence), it is one of three Right Understandings about the three marks of existence.

The concept of Anatta or Anatman in Buddhism, is a major difference from the Hindu concept of Atman (self, soul).

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From there we can head west to Anatta, and from Anatta go south to the Burrinee River.