Danakatha, aka: Dānakathā, Dana-katha; 2 Definition(s)

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dānakathā : (f.) talk about charity.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Dānakathā—talk or conversation about (the merit & demerit of) almsgiving, one of the anupubbi-kathā Vin.I, 15, 18;  

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Dānakathā refers to: talk or conversation about (the merit & demerit of) almsgiving, one of the anupubbi-kathā Vin.I, 15, 18;

Note: dānakathā is a Pali compound consisting of the words dāna and kathā.

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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