Labbha, Labbhā: 2 definitions


Labbha 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

labbhā : (ind.) possible; allowable; may be obtained.

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

Labbhā, (indecl.) (best to be taken, with Pischel, Prk. Gr. § 465, as an old Opt. 3rd sg. , like sakkā which corresponds to Vedic śakyāt. Thus labbhā=*labhyāt, as in Māgadhī) allowable, possible (with inf.); usually neg. (thus=Prohibitive!) Sn. 393 na l. phassetuṃ; SnA p. 376 explains by “sakkā”), 590; Pv. II, 610; J. I, 64 (na l. tayā pabbajituṃ), 145 (id.), PvA. 96 (=laddhuṃ sakkā). (Page 581)

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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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