Jettha, Jeṭṭha, Jetthā: 3 definitions
Jettha 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
Chief queen of Aggabodhi IV. She built the Jettharama. Cv.xlvi.27.
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
jeṭṭha : (adj.) elder; supreme; foremost.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Jeṭṭha, (adj.) (compar. -superl. formation of jyā power. Gr. bi/a, from ji in jināti & jayati “stronger than others, ” used as superl. (& compar.) to vuḍḍha old-elder, eldest. The compar. *jeyya is a grammarian’s construction, see remarks on kaniṭṭha) better (than others), best, first, supreme; first-born; elder brother or sister, elder, eldest D. II, 15 (aggo jeṭṭho seṭṭho=the first, foremost & best of all); A. I, 108; II, 87; III, 152; IV, 175; J. I, 138 (°putta); II, 101 (°bhātā), 128 (°yakkhinī); IV, 137.
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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