Masaragalla, Masāragalla: 2 definitions


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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

masāragalla : (nt.) a kind of precious stone.

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

Masāragalla, (m. & nt.) (cp. Sk. masāra emerald+galva crystal & musāragalva) a precious stone, cat’s eye; also called kabara-maṇi (e.g. VvA. 304). It occurs in stereotyped enumeration of gems at Vin. II, 238 (where it is said to be found in the Ocean)=Miln. 267; and at Miln. 118, where it always stands next to lohitaṅka. The same combination (with lohit.) is found at Vv 363; 783=813; 8415. Masi. (cp. Class. Sk. maṣi & masi) 1. the fine particles of ashes, in aṅgara° charcoal-dust VvA. 67=DhA. III, 309; (agginā) masiṃ karoti to reduce to powder (by fire), to burn to ashes, turn to dust S. II, 88=IV. 197=A. I, 204= II. 199.—2. soot J. I, 483 (ukkhali° soot on a pot). (Page 525)

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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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