Hattha, Haṭṭha, Hatthā: 7 definitions


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

The chief wife of the third Okkaka.

She had five sons:

Okkamukha Karakandu Hatthinika Sinisura Piya

and four daughters

Suppiya Ananda Vijita Vijitasena

DA.i.258; SNA.ii.352; MT. 131.

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. One of the chief lay women supporters of Padumuttara Buddha. Bu.xi.26.

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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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General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

Hatthā (ओक्काक) refers to one of the five wives of Okkāka: an ancient king from the Solar dynasty (sūryavaṃśa), according to the Mahābuddhavaṃsa or Maha Buddhavamsa (the great chronicle of Buddhas) Anudīpanī chapter 1, compiled by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw. The wives of King Okkāka, the last of the 252,556 kings, were five: Hatthā, Cittā, Jantu, Jālinī, and Visākhā. Each of them had five hundred ladies-in-waiting.

Of the five queens, the eldest one, Hatthā, gave birth to five sons namely, Ukkāmukha, Karakaṇḍu, Hatthinika, Sinisūra and five daughters, namely, Piyā, Suppiyā, Ānanda, Vijitā, Vijitasenā. When Queen Hatthā died after giving birth to her children, King Okkāka III made a young, pleasant princess of great beauty his chief queen: a son named Jantu was born of her.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

hattha : (m.) the hand; a handle; a cubit. || haṭṭha (pp. of haṃsati), was joyful; was happy; bristling.

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

Hattha, (fr. hṛ, cp. Vedic hasta) 1. hand D.I, 124; A.I, 47; Sn.610; J.VI, 40.—forearm Vin.IV, 221; of animals S.V, 148; J.I, 149; °pāda hand and foot M.I, 523; A.I, 47; J.II, 117; PvA.241; DhA.IV, 7. sahassa° thousand-armed Mhvs 30, 75; pañca° having five hands J.V, 425; J.V, 431 (mukhassa ceva catunnaṃ ca caranāṇaṃ vasena etaṃ vuttaṃ); kata° a practised hand, practised (of an archer) S.I, 62; A.II, 48; J.IV, 211.—hatthe karoti to bring under one’s hand, to take possession of, to subdue J.VI, 490; hatthaṃ gacchati to come under somebody’s hand, to come under the sway of J.I, 179; hatthaga being in the power of; hatthagata fallen into the hand or possession of, hatthappatta what one can put one’s hand on, i.e. “before his very eyes” Vin.I, 15. As °hattha in hand, —handed; e.g. daṇḍa° stick in hand J.I, 59; ritta° empty-handed Sdhp.309; vīṇā° lute in hand Mhvs 30, 75. Cp. sa° with one’s own hand. ‹-› 2. the hand as measure, a cubit J.I, 34, 233 (asīti°, q. v.); Mhvs 38, 52; Vism.92 (nava° sāṭaka).—3. a handful, a tuft (of hair) VvA.197.

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Haṭṭha, (pp. of haṃsati) 1. bristling, standing on end M.I, 83; Dāvs.V, 64; lomahaṭṭhajāta (cp. °loma) with bristling hairs, excited D.II, 240; Sn.p. 14.—2. joyful, happy Vin.I, 15; Sn.1017; J.I, 31, 335; II, 32; often combined with either tuṭṭha (e.g. J.VI, 427; PvA.113), or pahaṭṭha (DhA.III, 292). (Page 727)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Hattha (हत्थ).—m.

(-thaḥ) A man dejected or in low spirits. E. han to hurt, kthan aff.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Hatthā (हत्था):—(nm) a handle; hand; butt, batten; arm (of a chair).

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Haṭṭha (हट्ठ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Hṛṣṭa.

2) Hattha (हत्थ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Hasta.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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