Missaka, Missakā: 3 definitions


Missaka 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A class of devas present at the preaching of the Mahasamaya Sutta. D.ii.260.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

missaka : (adj.) mixed; combined.

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

Missaka, (adj. n.) (fr. missa) 1. mixed, combined J. II, 8 (phalika° rajata-pabbata mountain of silver mixed with crystal); VbhA. 16 (lokiya-lokuttara°); usually °-, like °āhāra mixed food DhA. II, 101; °uppāda mixed portents, a main chapter of the art of prognosticating (cp. Bṛhat-Saṃhitā ch. 86: miśrak’âdhyāya) Miln. 178; °bhatta=°āhāra SnA 97; Mhbv 27.—2. (m.) an attendant, follower; f. missikā DhA. I, 211 (Sāmāvati°). ‹-› 3. (nt.) N. of a pleasure grove in heaven (lit. the grove of bodily union), one of the 3: Nandana, M. , Phārusaka J. VI, 278; Vism. 424.—4. (pl. missakā) a group of devas, mentioned at D. II, 260 in list of popular gods (cp. missa 2 and missakesī). (Page 533)

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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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