Ittara: 4 definitions


Ittara means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ittara : (adj.) short-lived; brief; very small or few.

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

Ittara, (sometimes spelt itara) (adj.) (Vedic itvara in meaning “going”, going along, hence developed meaning “passing”; fr. i) — 1. passing, changeable, short, temporary, brief, unstable M. I, 318 (opp. dīgharattaṃ); A. II, 187; J. I, 393; III, 83 (°dassana = khaṇika° C.), IV. 112 (°vāsa temporary abode); Pv. I, 1111 (= na cira-kāla-ṭṭhāyin anicca vipariṇāma-dhamma PvA. 60); DA. I, 195; PvA. 60 (= paritta khaṇika).—2. small, inferior, poor, unreliable, mean M. II, 47 (°jacca of inferior birth); A. II, 34; Sn. 757 (= paritta paccupaṭṭhāna SnA 509); Miln. 93, 114 (°pañña of small wisdom). This meaning (2) also in BSk. itvaṛa, e.g. Divy 317 (dāna). (Page 119)

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Ittara (इत्तर) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Itvara.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ittara (ಇತ್ತರ):—[noun] (pl.) two ways; two rows; two lines.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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