Assattha: 3 definitions
Assattha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
assattha : (pp. of assādeti) comforted; consoled. (m.), the holy fig tree Ficus Religiosa.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
1) Assattha, 2 (pp. of assasati; cp. BSk. āsvasta Av. Ś I. 210) encouraged, comforted A. IV, 184 (v. l. as gloss assāsaka); Ps. I, 131 (loka an°; v. l. assaka); J. I, 16 (V. 79 cp. assattha1); VI, 309 (= laddhassasa C.), 566. (Page 90)
2) Assattha, 1 (Vedic aśvattha, expld. in K Z I. 467 as aśva-ttha dial. for aśva-stha “standing place for horses, which etym. is problematic; it is likely that the Sk. word is borrowed from a local dialect. ) the holy fig-tree, Ficus, Religiosa; the tree under which the Buddha attained enlightenment, i.e. the Bo tree Vin. IV, 35; D. II, 4 (sammā-sambuddho assatthassa mūle abhisambuddho); S. V, 96; J. I, 16 (V. 75, in word-play with assattha2 of V. 79). (Page 90)
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.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
1) Assattha (अस्सत्थ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Aśvattha.
2) Assattha (अस्सत्थ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Asvattha.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
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Starts with: Assatthara.
Search found 4 books and stories containing Assattha; (plurals include: Assatthas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
The Story of Kāḷadevila the Hermit < [Chapter 1 - The Jewel of the Buddha]
Buddha Chronicle 13: Piyadassī Buddhavaṃsa < [Chapter 9 - The chronicle of twenty-four Buddhas]
Supplement (d): The Eight Differences (vematta) < [Chapter 9 - The chronicle of twenty-four Buddhas]
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)
Apadana commentary (Atthakatha) (by U Lu Pe Win)
Dipankara Buddha predicts Buddhahood for Sumedha < [Part 1 - Remote preface (dūre-nidāna)]
Vinaya Pitaka (3): Khandhaka (by I. B. Horner)