Abhidharmapitaka, Abhidharma-pitaka, Abhidharmapiṭaka: 1 definition

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhidharmapiṭaka (अभिधर्मपिटक).—'basket of Metaphysics', one of the three sections (piṭaka) of Buddhist holy writings which treat of अभिधर्म (abhidharma).

Derivable forms: abhidharmapiṭakaḥ (अभिधर्मपिटकः).

Abhidharmapiṭaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms abhidharma and piṭaka (पिटक).

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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. 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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