Gavuta, Gāvuta: 2 definitions


Gavuta 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 dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

gāvuta : (nt.) a league; a measure little less than two miles.

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

Gāvuta, (nt.) (cp. Vedic gavyūti pasture land, district) a linear measure, a quarter of a yojana=80 usabhas, a little less than two miles, a league J.I, 57, 59; II, 209; Vism.118; DhA.I, 396. (Page 250)

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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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