Itthatva: 1 definition


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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Itthatva (इत्थत्व).—nt. (= Pali itthatta), the being in this world: Mahāvastu iii.447.8 (kṣīṇā me jātir…) noparim itthatvam iti prajānāti.Recorded as icchatva Mahāvastu i.52.7 devanikāyato cyavitvā icchatvam āgacchanti, and in similar phrases 52.8; 338.18; ii.133.4. Senart allows icchatva to stand, regarding it as a genuine phonetic alternative form (i.417); and all mss. read so in these passages. But in view of iii.447.8 it seems to me likely that icchatva is a mere graphic corruption, § 2.22. See however icchatva.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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