Gahani, Gahaṇī: 2 definitions


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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

gahaṇī : (f.) gestation; digestion.

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

Gahaṇī, (f.) the “seizer, ” a supposed organ of the body dealing with digestion and gestation. Sama-vepākiniyā g° iyā samannāgata “endowed with good digestion” D.II, 177=III, 166. Same phrase at Av Ś I.168, 172. Cp. Vedic graha. B. Psy. 59, 67.

Gahaṇika in phrase saṃsuddha-gahaṇika coming from a clean womb, of pure descent, in the enum. of the indispensable good qualities of a brahmin or a noble D.I, 113, 115, 137 (gahaṇī expl. as kucchi DA.I, 281); A.I, 163, III, 154, 223; Sn.p. 115. J.I, 2; duṭṭha-gahaṇika having a bad digestion Vin.I, 206. (Page 248)

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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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