Apalekhana: 1 definition



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

Apalekhana, (nt.) (apa + lekhana from likh in meaning of lih, corresponding to Sk. ava-lehana) licking off, in cpd. hatthâpalekhana “hand-licking” (i. e. licking one’s hand after a meal, the practice of certain ascetics) M 177 (with v. l. hatthâvalekhana M.I, 535; Trenckner compares BSk. hastapralehaka Lal. Vist. 312 & hastâvalehaka ibid. 323), 412; Pug.55 (expld. at Pug.A 231 as hatthe piṇḍamhe niṭṭhite jivhāya hatthaṃ apalekhati). (Page 52)

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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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