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

Hatthin, (Vedic hastin, lit. endowed with a hand, i.e. having a trunk) an elephant Vin.I, 218, 352; II, 194 sq. (Nālāgiri)=J.V, 335 (Nom. sg. hatthī; Gen. hatthissa); D.I, 5; A.II, 209; J.I, 358; II, 102; DhA.I, 59 (correct haṭṭhi!), 80 (Acc. pl. hatthī); size of an elephant Miln.312; one of the seven treasures D.I, 89; II, 174; often mentioned together with horses (°ass’ādayo), e.g. A.IV, 107; M.III, 104; Vism.269; DhA.I, 392. ekacārika-h., an elephant who wanders alone, a royal elephant J.III, 175; caṇḍa h. rogue elephant M.I, 519; DA.I, 37.—hatthinī (f.) a she-elephant Dh.105. hatthinikā (f.) the same Vin.I, 277; D.I, 49; DA.I, 147.

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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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