Komarabhacca, Komarabhanda, Komārabhacca, Komārabhanda, Komara-bhacca: 3 definitions


Komarabhacca 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

-See Jivaka.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

komārabhacca : (nt.) the medical treatment of infants; brought up by a prince.

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

Komārabhacca refers to: Np. “master of the k°-science, ” i.e. of the medical treatment of infants (see note on Vin. I, 269 at Vin. Texts II. 174). As such it is the cognomen of Jīvaka D. I, 47 (as Komārabhacca DA. I, 132); Vin. I, 71; J. I, 116; cp. Sdhp. 351. (Page 229)

Note: komārabhacca is a Pali compound consisting of the words komāra and bhacca.

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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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