Mugga; 4 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Mugga (मुग्ग)—One of the field-crops mentioned in the Jātakas.

Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

India history and geogprahy

Mugga (“loom”) is one of the exogamous septs (divisions) among the Kurubas (a tribe of South India). The Kurubas are sub-divided into clans or gumpus, each having a headman or guru called a gaudu, who gives his name to the clan. And the clans are again sub-divided into gotras or septs (viz., Mugga).

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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mugga : (m.) green peas.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Mugga, (Vedic mudga, cp. Zimmer, Altind. Leben 240) a kind of kidney-bean, Phaseolus mungo, freq. combd with māsa2 (q. v.). On its size (larger than sāsapa, smaller than kalāya) see A. V, 170 & cp. kalāya.—D. II, 293; M. I, 57 (+māsa); S. I, 150; J. I, 274, 429; III, 55; VI, 355 (°māsā); Miln. 267, 341; SnA 283.

—sūpa bean-soup Vism. 27.—sūpyatā “bean-soupcharacter, ” or as Vism. trsl. 32 has it “bean-currytalk”; fig. denoting a faulty character, i.e. a man who behaves like bean-soup. The metaphor is not quite transparent; it is expld by Bdhgh as meaning a man speaking half-truths, as in a soup of beans some are only half-boiled. The expln is forced, & is stereotype, as well as is the combn in which it occurs. Its origin remains to be elucidated. Anyhow it refers to an unevenness in character, a flaw of character. The passage (with var. spellings) is always the foll. : cāṭukamyatā (pātu° Nd2; °kammatā Miln; pāṭu° Vbh) mugga-sūpyatā (°sūpatā Nd2; °suppatā Miln. & KhA 236; °sūpatā and suppatā Vbh. & VbhA. 338; supyatā Vism) pāribhaṭṭatā (°bhatyatā Vism.; °bhaṭṭakatā Miln; °bhaṭyatā & °bbhaṭṭatā Vbh). At Nd2 391 it is used to explain sāvajja-bhogin, at Vism. 17 & Vbh. 246 anācāra; at Vbh. 352 lapanā; at Miln. 370 it is used generally (cp. Miln. trsl. II. 287). The C. expln of the Vbh. passage, as given at (VbhA. 483 &) Vism. 17 runs as follows: “mugga-sūpa-samānāya sacc’âlikena jīvita kappanatāy’etaṃ adhivacanaṃ. Yathā hi muggasūpe paccante bahū muggā pākaṃ gacchanti, thokā na gacchanti, evam eva saccâlikena jīvitakappake puggale bahuṃ alikaṃ hoti, appakaṃ saccaṃ. ” The text at VbhA. 483 is slightly different, although the sense is the same. Similarly at Vism. 27. (Page 534)

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