Indakhila, Indakhīla: 2 definitions


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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

indakhīla : (m.) a door-step; threshold; a strong post before a city gate.

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

Indakhīla, (inda + khīla, cp. BSk. indrakīla Divy 250, 365, 544; Av. Ś I. 109, 223). “Indra’s post”; the post, stake or column of Indra, at or before the city gate; also a large slab of stone let into the ground at the entrance of a house D. II, 254 (°ṃ ūhacca, cp. DhA. II, 181); Vin. IV, 160 (expld. ibid. as sayani-gharassa ummāro, i.e. threshold); S. V, 444 (ayokhīlo +); Dh. 95 (°ûpama, cp. DhA. II, 181); Th. 1, 663; J. I, 89; Miln. 364; Vism. 72, 466; SnA 201; DA. I, 209 (nikkhamitvā bahi °ā); DhA. II, 180 (°sadisaṃ Sāriputtassa cittaṃ), 181 (nagara-dvāre nikhataṃ °ṃ). (Page 121)

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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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