Katapunna, Katapuñña, Kata-punna: 2 definitions


Katapunna 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

katapuñña : (adj.) one who has performed meritorious actions.

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

Katapuñña refers to: one who has done good deeds, a good man D. II, 144; Dh. 16, 18, 220; Pv III, 52; Miln. 129; PvA. 5, 176; a° one who has not done good (in previous lives) Miln. 250; VvA. 94.

Note: katapuñña is a Pali compound consisting of the words kata and puñña.

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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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