Makasa; 2 Definition(s)


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makasa : (m.) a mosquito.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Makasa, (fr. Vedic maśaka viâ *masaka›makasa: see Geiger, P. Gr. § 472) mosquito Vin. II, 119; S. I, 52 (a° free from m.); A. II, 117; Sn. 20; J. I, 246; Sdhp. 50. See also cpd. ḍaṃsa°.

—kuṭikā mosquito net or curtain Vin. II, 119, 130. —vījanī mosquito fan Vin. II, 130. (Page 511)

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