Muddha, Muddha: 4 definitions
Muddha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
muddha : (adj.) foolish; bewildered. || muddhā (m.), the head; top; summit.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
1) Muddha, 2 & Muddhā (Vedic mūrdhan, the P. word shows a mixture of a- and n- stem) the head; top, summit. ‹-› m. sg. muddhā Sn. 983, 1026, & muddhaṃ Sn. 989; acc muddhaṃ D. I, 95; Sn. 987 sq. , 1004, 1025; Dh. 72 (=paññāy’etaṃ nāmaṃ DhA. II, 73); & muddhānaṃ M. I, 243; III, 259=S. IV, 56; Instr. muddhanā Mhvs 19, 30; Loc. muddhani Sn. 689, 987; M. I, 168; Vism. 262; Mhvs 36, 66, in meaning “on the top of (a mountain)”: Vin. I, 5 (here spelt pabbata-muddhini)=S. I, 137; J. IV, 265 (Yugandhara°); Pv. II, 961 (Naga°=Sineru° PvA. 138); Vism. 304 (vammika° on top of an ant-hill).—frequent in phrase muddhā (me, or no, or te) sattadhā phaleyya, as an oath or exclamn of desecration or warning: “(your) head shall split into 7 pieces, ” intrs. spelt both phal° & phāl° at J. V, 92 (te s. phal°); Miln. 157; DhA. I, 17 (me ... phāl°), 41 (te phalatu s.), 42 (ācariyassa m. s. phalissati); IV, 125 (no ... phāleyya); VvA. 68 (me s. phal°).—In compn muddha°.
2) Muddha, 1 (pp. of muh, for the usual mūḷha, corresp. to Sk. mugdha. Not=mṛddha (of mṛdh to neglect) which in P. is maddhita: see pari°; nor=mṛdhra disdained) infatuated, bewildered, foolish J. V, 436.
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Muḍḍhā (मुड्ढा):—(nm) the shoulders; the joints of shoulders and arms.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
2) Muddha (मुद्ध) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Mugdha.
3) Muddhā (मुद्धा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Mugdhā.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
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