Hatthimatta, Hatthin-matta: 2 definitions



Hatthimatta 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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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

hatthimatta : (adj.) as big as an elephant.

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

Hatthimatta refers to: only as big as an elephant J.I, 303.

Note: hatthimatta is a Pali compound consisting of the words hatthin and matta.

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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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