Cankamana, aka: Caṅkamana; 2 Definition(s)


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caṅkamana : (nt.) a terraced walk; walking up and down.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Caṅkamana, (nt.) (fr. caṅkamati) 1. walking up & down S. II, 282; DhA. I, 10.—2. a cloister walk (=caṅkama) VvA. 188. Usually °-: Vin. I, 139 (°sālā); J. III, 85; IV, 329; PvA. 79 (°koṭi the far end of the cloister). (Page 260)

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