Aparanna, Aparaṇṇa: 3 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Aparanna 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A vulture who lived in Gijjhapabbata.

He had a son Migalopa, strong and mighty, able to fly higher than his fellows. In spite of his fathers warning, he flew too high and was dashed to pieces by the Verambha winds.

The Bodhisatta is identified with Aparanna. J.iii.255-6.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

aparanna : (nt.) leguminous seeds (such as peas) other than cereals.

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

Aparaṇṇa, (nt.) (apara + aṇṇa = anna) “the other kind of cereal”, prepared or cooked cereals, pulse etc. Opp. to pubbaṇṇa the unprepared or raw corn (= āmakadhañña Vin.IV, 265; Vin.III, 151 (pubb° +); IV, 265, 267; A.IV, 108, 112 (tila-mugga-māsā°; opp. sāli-yavaka etc.); Nd2 314 (aparaṇṇaṃ nāma sūpeyyaṃ); J.V, 406 (°jā = hareṇukā, pea); Miln.106 (pubbaṇṇa°). See also dhañña & harita. (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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