Itthatta: 2 definitions


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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

itthatta : (nt.) 1. (itthaṃ + tta:) the present state; this life. 2. (itthi + tta:) womanhood; femininity.

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

1) Itthatta, 2 (nt.) (itthi + *tvaṃ abstr. fr. itthi) state or condition of femininity, womanhood, muliebrity Dhs. 633 (= itthi-sabhāva DhsA. 321). (Page 120)

2) Itthatta, 1 (nt.) (ittha + *tvaṃ, abstr. fr. ittha. The curious BSk. distortion of this word is icchatta M Vastu 417) being here (in this world), in the present state of becoming, this (earthly) state (not “thusness” or “life as we conceive it”, as Mrs. Rh. D. in K. S. I. 177; although a confusion between ittha & itthaṃ seems to exist, see ittha); “life in these conditions” K. S. II. 17; expld. by itthabhāva C. on S. I, 140 (see K. S. 318).—See also frequent formula A of arahatta.—D. I, 18, 84; A. I, 63; II, 82, 159, 203; Sn. 158; Dhs. 633; Pug. 70, 71; DA. I, 112. (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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