Hatthapalekhana, Hatthāpalekhana, Hattha-apalekhana: 2 definitions
Hatthapalekhana 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: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
hatthāpalekhana : ((hattha + apalekhana) adj.) licking the hands after taking meals.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Hatthāpalekhana refers to: licking the hands (to clean them after eating — cp. the 52nd Sekhiya Vin.IV, 198) D.I, 166; III, 40; M.I, 77, 238, 307; A.I, 295 (v. l. °āva°); Pug.55.
Note: hatthāpalekhana is a Pali compound consisting of the words hattha and apalekhana.
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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