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

Byappatha, (so for byappattha; according to Kern, Toev. s. v. the word is a distortion fr. *vyāpṛta (for which usually P. vyāvaṭa) of vy+ā+pṛ3, pṛṇoti to be busy or active) busy, active. Thus Kern, but the trsln is not satisfactory. It occurs only at 2 passages; Vin. IV, 2, where combd with vācā, girā, vacībheda, and meaning “mode of speech,” and at Sn. 961, where it has the same meaning & is referred by Nd1 472 to a mode of speech & expld by SnA 572 by vacana. Thus the derivation fr. pṛ with vyā° can hardly be claimed to be correct for Bdhgh’s conception of the word; to him it sounded more likely like vy+ā+patha (cp. cpds. vacana-patha & vāda-patha), thus “way of speaking.” (Page 492)

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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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