Khattiya: 2 definitions
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
khattiya : (m.) a man of the warrior caste. (adj.),to belonging Khattiyas. || khattiyā (f.), a woman of the Khattiya clan.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Khattiya, (der. fr. khatta=kṣatra “having possessions”; Sk. kṣatriya) pl. Nom. also khattiyāse J. III, 441. A shortened form is khatya J. VI, 397.—f. khattiyā A. III, 226—229, khattī D. I. 193, and khattiyī. A member of one of the clans or tribes recognised as of Aryan descent. To be such was to belong to the highest social rank. The question of such social divisions in the Buddha’s time is discussed in Dialogues I. 97—107; and it is there shown that whenever they are referred to in lists the khattiyas always come first. Khattiyo seṭṭho jane tasmiṃ D. I, 199=II. 97=M. I, 358=S. I, 153, II. 284. This favourite verse is put into the mouth of a god; and he adds that whoever is perfect in wisdom and righteousness is the best of all. On the social prestige of the khattiyas see further M. II, 150—157; III, 169; A. II, 86; S. I, 71, 93; Vin. IV, 6—10. On the religious side of the question D. III, 82; 93; M. I, 149, 177; II, 84; S. I, 98. Wealth does not come into consideration at all. Only a very small percentage of the khattiyas were wealthy in the opinion of that time and place. Such are referred to at S. I, 15. All kings and chieftains were khattiyas D. I, 69, 136; III, 44, 46, 61; A. I, 106; III, 299; IV, 259. Khattiyas are called rājāno Dhp 294, quoted Netti 165.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+72): Khattiyamaya, Khattiyamahasala, Khattiyakanna, Khattiya Sutta, Khattiyaparisa, Khatta, Khattiyani, Khattiyakula, Ubbhida, Khattiyavamsa, Arimanda, Shikhandi, Khattiyi, Uccakula, Khattiyasukhumala, Rajakumara, Kshatriya, Khattiyabhiseka, Gahapatiparisa, Chakkhattiyakhanda.
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The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 10 - Story of Pokkharasāti Brahmin and Ambaṭṭha < [Chapter 35 - Story of Māra]
Part 6 - War between the Sakyans of Kapilavatthu and of Koliya < [Chapter 22 - Founding of Vesali]
Chapter 1 - Salutation & Intention < [Volume 1.1]
Vinaya Pitaka (1): Bhikkhu-vibhanga (the analysis of Monks’ rules) (by I. B. Horner)
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
Jataka 474: Amba-jātaka < [Volume 4]
Jataka 487: Uddālaka-jātaka < [Volume 4]
Jataka 498: Citta-Sambhūta-jātaka < [Volume 4]
Apadana commentary (Atthakatha) (by U Lu Pe Win)
Various other 22 Buddhas < [Part 1 - Remote preface (dūre-nidāna)]
Buddha returns to his father's Kingdom and initiates his son Rahula < [Part 3 - Discourse on proximate preface (santike-nidāna)]
Commentary on the Biography of the thera Anuruddha < [Chapter 1 - Buddhavagga (Buddha section)]
Guide to Tipitaka (by U Ko Lay)
Part IV - Raja Vagga < [(b) Majjihma Pannasa Pali]
(c) Pathika Vagga Pali < [Chapter IV - Suttanta Pitaka]
(a) Sllakkhandha Vagga Pali < [Chapter IV - Suttanta Pitaka]
Vinaya (1): The Patimokkha (by T. W. Rhys Davids)