Itthika, Itthikā: 2 definitions


Itthika 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

itthikā : (f.) woman; female. || iṭṭhikā (f.), tile; brick.

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

Itthikā, (f.) (fr. itthi) a woman Vin. III, 16; D. II, 14; J. I, 336; Vv 187; Sdhp. 79. As adj. itthika in bahutthika having many women, plentiful in women Vin. II, 256 (kulāni bahuttikāni appapurisakāni rich in women & lacking in men); S. II, 264 (id. and appitthikāni). (Page 120)

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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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