Muddika, Muddikā: 2 definitions


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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

muddikā : (f.) grape-vine; grapes; a seal ring; signet ring.

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

Muddika, (adj. n.) (fr. muddā) one who practises muddā (i.e. knowledge of signs) D. I, 51 (in list of occupations, combined with gaṇaka & translated Dial. I. 68 by “accountant”; cp. Franke, Dīgha p. 53, “Finger-rechner”?) Vin. IV, 8 (m. , gaṇaka, lekhaka); S. IV, 376 (gaṇaka, m. , saṅkhāyaka). (Page 538)

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1) Muddikā, 2 (f.) (fr. mudu, cp. *Sk. mṛdvīkā) a vine or bunch of grapes, grape, grape wine Vin. I, 246 (°pāna); J. IV, 529; DhA. II, 155. (Page 538)

2) Muddikā, 1 (f.) (fr. muddā) a seal ring, signet-ring, fingerring J. I, 134; III, 416; IV, 439; DhA. I, 394; II, 4 (a ring given by the king to the keeper of the city gates as a sign of authority, and withdrawn when the gates are closed at night); IV, 222. aṅguli° finger-ring, signetring Vin. II, 106; J. IV, 498; V, 467.—Similarly as at DhA. II, 4 (muddikaṃ āharāpeti) muddikā is fig. used in meaning of “authority, ” command; in phrase muddikaṃ deti to give the order, to command Miln. 379 (with ref. to the captain of a ship). (Page 538)

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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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