Nikkhanta: 2 definitions



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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nikkhanta : (pp. of nikkhamati,) gone out; departed from.

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

Nikkhanta, (adj.) (pp. of nis+kamati, see nikkhamati) gone out, departed from (c. Abl.), gone away; also med. going out, giving up, fig. leaving behind, resigning, renouncing (fusing in meaning with kanta1 of kāmyati =desireless) S. I, 185 (agārasmā anagāriyaṃ); Sn. 991 (Kapilavatthumhā n. lokanāyako); J. I, 149; II, 153; IV, 364 (°bhikkhā, in sense of nikkhāmita°, v. l. nikkhitta°, perhaps preferable, explained p. 366 nibaddha°= designed for, given to); SnA 605 (fig.; as v. l. for nikkāma); DhA. II, 39; PvA. 61 (bahi); Nd2 under nissita; Nd2 107 (free, unobstructed). (Page 353)

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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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