Latthi, Laṭṭhi: 4 definitions



Latthi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (Kāvya)

Laṭṭhi (लट्ठि) in Prakrit (or Laṣṭikā in Sanskrit) refers to a “bar (of stone)” or “stick”, as is mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—(CDIAL 10991; ALB 26 p. 168).

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

laṭṭhi : (f.) a staff; a young tree.

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

Laṭṭhi, (f.) (Sk. yaṣṭi, with l for y; also in Prk. see Pischel, Prk. Gr. § 255 & cp. Geiger, P. Gr. § 462. The doublet yaṭṭhi also in Pāli) 1. a staff, stick D. I, 105 (patoda° goad), 126 (id.); VvA. 64 (id.); J. IV, 310 (laṭṭhī hata= laṭṭhiyā hata G.); V, 280; Miln. 27.—2. stick of sugar cane (ucchu°) PvA. 257.—3. sprout of a plant, offshoot J. III, 161 (in simile); usually —°, as in aṅga° sprout ThA. 226; dālika° of the d. creeper Th. 2, 297; beḷuva° of the Vilva tree KhA 118; sala° of the Sal tree A. II, 200. Found also in names of places, as Laṭṭhivana (J. I, 83 etc.).

—madhu(ka) “cane-honey, ” i.e. liquorice J. IV, 537; DhA. IV, 171 (°ka). (Page 580)

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Laṭṭhi (लट्ठि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Yaṣṭi.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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