Duttha, Duṭṭha: 3 definitions


Duttha means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Duttha, called Dutthakumara, king of Benares - A former birth of Devadatta (J.i.327). His story is given in the Saccankira Jataka.

2. Duttha - Also called Dutthakumara, the son of Kitavasa. At his birth soothsayers foretold his death from thirst, and Kitavasa had lakes and ponds dug in various parts of the capital and waterpots placed everywhere. One day Duttha saw a Pacceka Buddha begging for alms and dashed his bowl to the ground. He was seized with thirst, and all the water in the city was dried up. He died, and was reborn in Avici. J.ii.194f.

3. Duttha - Son of the king of Benares; a previous birth of the cruel Licchavi prince on whose account the Ekapanna Jataka was preached. J.i.506.

context information

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

duṭṭha : (pp. of dussati) offended against; become corrupted or angry. (adj.), spoilt; corrupt; wicked; bad.

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

Duṭṭha, (adj.-n.) (Sk. duṣṭha, pp. of dussati, q. v.) spoilt, corrupt; bad, malignant, wicked Vin.III, 118; S.II, 259, 262; IV, 339; A.I, 124 (°âruka), 127 (id.), 157 sq.; It.68 (saro d., perhaps should be read as diddho); J.I, 187, 254 (°brāhmaṇa); IV, 391 (°caṇḍāla); PvA.4 (°corā: rogues of thieves); Sdhp.86, 367, 434.—aduṭṭha not evil, good Sn.623; It.86; DhA.IV, 164. Cp. pa°.

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context information

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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