Makkata, Makkaṭa: 2 definitions


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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

makkaṭa : (m.) a monkey.

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

Makkaṭa, (cp. Epic Sk. markaṭa) 1. a monkey J. I, 385; II, 267; DhA. II, 22; VbhA. 408 (°niddā, a m. ’s sleep, said to be quickly changing); KhA 73 (in simile); SnA 522 (cp. Sn. 791). Names of monkeys famous in Jātaka tales: Sālaka J. II, 268; Kālabāhu J. III, 98 sq.; on the monkey as a figure in similes see J. P. T. S. 1907, 119, to which add VbhA. 228 & 259 (tālavana°), cp. Vism. 245.—2. a spider: see °sutta.

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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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