Bhaddaka: 2 definitions


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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

bhaddaka : (nt.) a lucky or good thing. (adj.), of good quality; lucky.

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

Bhaddaka, (a) & Bhadraka(b) (fr. bhadda) 1. good, of good quality (opp. pāpaka) A. IV, 169(a).—2. honoured, of high repute J. III, 269(a) (=sambhāvita C.).—3. (m. nt.) a good thing, lucky or auspicious possession, a valuable. applied to the 8 requisites (parikkhārā) of a Samaṇa at J. V, 254(b).—On upari-bhaddaka (N. of a tree J. VI, 269; C. =bhagini-mālā) see upari.—At A. IV, 255 bhaddaka is given as one of the eight ingredients of the sun & moon; it may be gold (? cp. Kirfel, Kosmographie 190), or simply a term for a very valuable quality. (Page 498)

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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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