Maccharin: 2 definitions


Maccharin 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: Wisdom Library: Pali Dictionary

Maccharin (मच्छरिन्) in Pali translates to  ‘selfish’, ‘envious’, ‘greedy’, (etc.) and corresponds to the Sanskrit Matsarī (Matsarin), or “miser” (or ‘one who is greedy’).

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

Maccharin, (adj.) (cp. Vedic matsarin, fr. mat+sṛ, i.e. “reflecting to me”) selfish, envious, greedy (cp. Dhs. trsl. 2 p. 320); A. II, 82; III, 139, 258, 265; D. III, 45, 246; Dh. 263; Sn. 136, 663; Nd1 36; J. I, 345; V, 391; Vv 5226; Pug. 20; DhsA. 394; DhA. II, 89; Sdhp. 89, 97.—a° unselfish D. III, 47; A. IV, 2; Sn. 852, 860; It. 102. (Page 514)

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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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