Asabha, aka: Āsabha; 2 Definition(s)


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asabha : (adj.) bull-like, i.e. of strong and eminent qualities.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Āsabha, (the guṇa- and compn. form of usabha, corresponding to Sk. ārṣabha › ṛṣabha, see usabha) (in compn. ) a bull, peculiar to a bull, bull-like, fig. a man of strong & eminent qualities, a hero or great man, a leader, thus in tār° Sn. 687; nar° Sn. 684, 696; āsabha-camma bull’s hide J. VI, 453 (v. l. usabha°).

—ṭṭhāna (as āsabhaṇṭhāna) “bull’s place", first place, distinguished position, leadership M. I, 69; S. II, 27; A. II, 8 (C. seṭṭha-ṭṭhāna uttama-ṭṭhāna); III, 9; V, 33 sq. ; DA. I, 31; KhA 104. (Page 114)

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