Bhisakka: 2 definitions


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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

bhisakka : (m.) a physician.

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

Bhisakka, (cp. Vedic bhiṣaj physician, P. bhesajja medicine & see Geiger, P. Gr. § 631) a physician M. I, 429; A. III, 238; IV, 340; It. 101; Miln. 169, 215, 229, 247 sq. , 302; Vism. 598 (in simile); DA. I, 67, 255. (Page 505)

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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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