Gahapatika: 1 definition
Gahapatika 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.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Gahapatika, (adj.-n.) belonging to the rank or grade of a householder, a member of the gentry, a man of private means (see gahapati) D.I, 61 (expl. as gehassa pati ekageha-matte jeṭṭhaka DA.I, 171); Nd2 342; PvA.39. Often in combination w. khattiya & brāhmaṇa: A.I, 66; D.III, 44, 46, 61; & often in contrast to brāhmaṇa only: brāhmaṇa-gahapatika Brahmins & Privates (priests & laymen, Rh.D. Buddh. S. p. 258) M.I, 400; A.I, 110; It III, ; J.I, 83, 152, 267; PvA.22.—paṇṇika g° “owner of a house of leaves” as nickname of a fruiterer J.III, 21; of an ascetic J.IV, 446. (Page 248)
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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