Akurati, Ākurati: 1 definition


Akurati 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.

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

Ākurati, (onomat. to sound-root *kur = *kor as in Lat. cornix, corvus etc. See gala note 2 B and cp. kukkuṭa kokila, khaṭa etc., all words expressing a rasping noise in the throat. The attempts at etym. by Trenckner (Miln.p. 425 as denom. of ākula) & Morris (J.P.T.S. 1886, 154 as contr. denom. of aṅkura “intumescence”, thus meaning “to swell”) are hardly correct) to be hoarse Miln.152 (kaṇṭho ākurati). (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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