Akinna, Ākiṇṇa: 2 definitions


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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ākiṇṇa : (pp. of ākirati) strewn over; scattered.

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

Ākiṇṇa, (pp. of ākirati) 1. strewn over, beset with, crowded, full of, dense, rich in (°-) Vin.III, 130 (°loma with dense hair); S.I, 204 (°kammanta “in motley tasks engaged”); IV, 37 (gāmanto ā. bhikkhūhi etc.); A.III, 104 (°vihāro); IV, 4; V, 15 (an° C. for appakiṇṇa); Sn.408 (°varalakkhaṇa = vipula-varalakkh° SnA 383); Pv.II, 124 (nānā-dijagaṇ° = āyutta PvA.157); Pug.31; PvA.32 (= parikiṇṇa); Sdhp.595. — frequent in idiomatic phrase describing a flourishing city “iddha phīta bahujana ākiṇṇa-manussa”, e. g. D.I, 211; II, 147 (°yakkha for °manussa; full of yakkhas, i. e. under their protection); A.III, 215; cp. Miln.2 (°jana-manussa). — 2. (uncertain whether to be taken as above 1 or as equal to avakiṇṇa fr. avakirati 2) dejected, base, vile, ruthless S.I, 205 = J.III, 309 = 539 = SnA 383. At K. S. 261, Mrs. Rh. D. translates “ruthless” & quotes C. as implying twofold exegesis of (a) impure, and (b) hard, ruthless. It is interesting to notice that Bdhgh. explains the same verse differently at SnA 383, viz. by vipula°, as above under Sn.408, & takes ākiṇṇaludda as vipulaludda, i. e. beset with cruelty, very or intensely cruel, thus referring it to ākiṇṇa 1. (Page 94)

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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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