Igha, Īgha: 2 definitions


Igha 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

īgha : (m.) distress; danger.

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

Īgha, (?) (doubtful as to origin & etym. since only found in cpd. anīgha & abs. only in exegetical literature. If genuine, it should belong to ṛgh Sk. ṛghāyati to tremble, rage etc. See discussed under nigha1) confusion, rage, badness SnA 590 (in explanation of anigha). Usually as an° (or anigha), e.g. J. III, 343 (= niddukkha C.); V, 343. (Page 123)

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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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