Bidalabhastra, Biḍālabhastrā, Bidala-bhastra: 1 definition
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Biḍālabhastrā (बिडालभस्त्रा).—(or °tra, or, MIndic, °ta, °tā; = Pali biḷāra-bhastā), lit. cat-bag, according to commentary ii.101.29 on Majjhimanikāya (Pali) i.128.21 catskin-bag (biḷāracammapasibbako); as in Pali used as symbol of something very soft: so read (mss. somewhat corrupt; Senart °trasta, in ignorance of the Pali parallel) in Mahāvastu ii.261.2, °trā- (or °tra, °ta, °tā)- sama-cittatāṃ, and in repetition 262.3, where perhaps some other word (bhoga, delight, pleasure?) was inserted after this word in the [compound]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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