Dibba: 5 definitions


Dibba means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hindi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

M deva (see this word).

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

dibba : (adj.) divine; celestial.

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

Dibba, (adj.) (Ved. divya=P. divya in verse (q. v.), Gr. dίos (*divios), Lat. dīus (*divios)=divine. Cp. deva) of the next world, divine, heavenly, celestial, superb, magnificent, fit for exalted beings higher than man (devas, heroes, manes etc.), superhuman, opp. mānusaka human. frequent qualifying the foll. “summa bona”: cakkhu the deva-eye, i.e. the faculty of clairvoyance, attr. in a marked degree to the Buddha & other perfect beings (see cakkhumant) D.I, 82, 162; II, 20 (yena sudaṃ samantā yojanaṃ passati divā c’eva rattiñ ca); III, 219; S.I, 196; II, 55 sq.; M.II, 21; It.52; Th.2, 70; Ps.I, 114; II, 175; Vism.434; Sdhp.482; PvA.5 (of Moggallāna); Tikp 278; Dukp 54. sota the d. ear, matching the d. eye D.I, 79, 154; J.V, 456; also as sotadhātu A.I, 255; M.II, 19; D.III, 38, 281; Vism.430. rūpa D.I, 153. Āyu, vaṇṇa etc. (see dasa ṭhānāni) A.I, 115; III, 33; IV, 242; PvA.9, 89. kāmā Sn.361; Dh.187; It.94; also as kāmaguṇā A.V, 273. Of food, drink, dress & other commodities: A.I, 182; J.I, 50, 202; III, 189; PvA.23, 50, 70, 76 etc. ‹-› Def. as devaloke sambhūta DA.I, 120; divibhavattā dibba KhA 227; divibhāvaṃ devattabhāva-pariyāpanna PvA.14.—See further e.g. S.I, 105; D.III, 146; Sn.176, 641; Dh.236, 417; Pug.60; Vism.407 (definition), 423.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Ḍibbā (डिब्बा):—(nm) see [ḍabbā; ~baṃda] canned, tinned; hence ~[baṃdī] (nf).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dibba (ದಿಬ್ಬ):—

1) [noun] a naturally elevated land; a mound.

2) [noun] the raised part of the land on both sides of a river, canal, etc.; a bank.

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Dibba (ದಿಬ್ಬ):—[adjective] = ದಿಬ್ಯ [dibya]1.

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Dibba (ದಿಬ್ಬ):—[noun] = ದಿಬ್ಯ [dibya]2.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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