Odakantika, Odaka-antika: 2 definitions



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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

odakantika : (nt.) neighbourhood of water. (adj.), having water as the final ablution.

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

Odakantika refers to: — 1. neighbourhood of the water, a place near the water (see antika1) Kh VIII, 1, 3 (gambhīre odakantike, which Childers, Kh. trsln. p. 30, interprets “a deep pit”; see also KhA 217 sq.).—2. “water at the end”, i.e. final ablution (see antika2), in spec. sense the ablution following upon the sexual act Vin. III, 21; cp. odak-antikatā (f. abstr.) final ablution, cleansing J. II, 126. (Page 166)

Note: odakantika is a Pali compound consisting of the words odaka and antika.

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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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