Akkhanavedhin, Akkhana-vedhin, Akkhaṇavedhin: 1 definition


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

Akkhaṇavedhin refers to: (adj. n.) a skilled archer, one who shoots on the moment, i. e. without losing time, explained as one who shoots without missing (the target) or as quickly as lightning (akkhaṇa = vijju). In var. combinations.; mostly as durepātin a. A.I, 284 (+ mahato kāyassa padāletā); II, 170 sq. (id.), 202; IV, 423, 425; J.II, 91 (explained as either “avirādhita‹11›—vedhī” or “akkhaṇaṃ vuccati vijju”: one who takes and shoots his arrows as fast as lightning), III, 322; IV, 494 (C. explanations aviraddha-vedhin vijju-ālokena vijjhana‹11›—samattha p. 497). In other combination at J.I, 58 (akkhaṇavedhin + vālavedhin); V, 129 (the 4 kinds of archers: a., vālavedhin, saddavedhin & saravedhin).

Note: akkhaṇavedhin is a Pali compound consisting of the words akkhaṇa and vedhin.

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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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