Okotimaka, Okoṭimaka: 1 definition


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

Okoṭimaka, (adj.) (o + koṭi + mant + ka. Ava in BSk. , in formula durvarṇa durdarśana avakoṭimaka Sp. Av. Ś I. 280. Kern (note on above passage) problematically refers it to Sk. avakūṭara = vairūpya (Pāṇini V. 2, 30). The Commentary on S. I, 237 explns. by mahodara (fat-bellied) as well as lakuṇṭaka (dwarf); Pug. A 227 expls. by lakuṇṭaka only) lit. “having the top lowered”, with the head squashed in or down, i.e. of compressed & bulging out stature; misshapen, deformed, of ugly shape (Mrs. Rh. D. translates hunchback at S. I, 94, pot-bellied at S. I, 237; Warren, Buddhism p. 426 trsls. decrepit). It occurs only in one stock phrase, viz. dubbaṇṇa dud-das(s)ika okoṭimaka “of bad complexion, of ugly appearance and dwarfed” at Vin. II, 90 = S. I, 94 = A. I, 107 = II. 85 = III, 285 sq. = Pug. 51. The same also at M. III, 169; S. I, 237; II, 279; Ud. 76. (Page 163)

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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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