Abbuda: 4 definitions


Abbuda 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. A period of suffering in Avici. For details see Ababa.

2. A king of long ago; a former birth of Nigganthipupphiya Thera. Ap.i.263.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

abbuda : (nt.) 1. a tumour; 2. the foetus in the 2nd week after conception; 3. cause of disunion; 4. name of a purgatory.

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

Abbuda, (nt.) (etym. unknown, orig. meaning “swelling”, the Sk. form arbuda seems to be a trsl. of P. abbuda) 1. the foetus in the 1st & 2nd months after conception, the 2nd of the five prenatal stages of development, viz. kalala, abbuda, pesi, ghana, pasākha Nd1 120; Miln.40; Vism.236. — 2. a tumour, canker, sore Vin.III, 294, 307 (only in Samantapāsādikā; both times as sāsanassa a). — 3. a very high numeral, appld. exclusively to the denotation of a vast period of suffering in Purgatory; in this sense used as adj. of Niraya (abbudo nirayo the “vast-period” hell, cp. nirabbuda). S.I, 149 = A.II, 3 (chattiṃsati pañca ca abbudāni); S.I, 152 = A.V, 173 = Sn.p. 126 (cp. SnA 476: abbudo nāma koci pacceka-nirayo n’atthi, Avīcimhi yeva abbuda-gaṇanāya paccanokāso pana abbudo nirayo ti vutto; see also Kindred Sayings p. 190); J.III, 360 (sataṃ ninnahuta-sahassānaṃ ekaṃ abbudaṃ). — 4. a term used for “hell” in the riddle S.I, 43 (kiṃsu lokasmiṃ abhudaṃ “who are they who make a hell on earth” Mrs. Rh. D. The answer is “thieves”; so we can scarcely take it in meaning of 2 or 3. The C. has vināsa-karaṇaṃ. (Page 58)

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Abbuḍa (ಅಬ್ಬುಡ):—[noun] the act of representing as true what is actuallly not so; a deceiving or lying; deceit.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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