Onita, Onīta, Oṇīta: 2 definitions


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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

onīta : (pp. of apaneti) taken away; removed.

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

Oṇīta, see onīta. (Page 165)

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Onīta, (in form = Sk. avanīta, but semantically = apanīta. Thus also BSk. apanīta, pp. of apa + , see apaneti) only found in one ster. phrase, viz. onīta-patta-pāṇi “having removed (or removing) his hand from the bowl”, a phrase causing constructional difficulties & sometimes taken in glosses as “onitta°” (fr. nij), i.e. having washed (bowl and hands after the meal). The Cs. expln. as onīto pattato pāṇi yeva, i.e. “the hand is taken away from the bowl”. The spelling is frequently oṇīta, probably through BB sources. See on term also Trenckner, Notes 6624 & cp. apa-nīta-pātra at M Vastu III, 142. The expression is always combd. with bhuttāvin “having eaten” and occurs very frequently, e.g. at Vin. II, 147: D. I, 109 (= DA. I, 277, q. v. for the 2 explns. mentioned above M. II, 50, 93; S. V, 384; A. II, 63; Sn. p. 111 (= pattato onītapāṇi, apanītahattha SnA 456); VvA. 118; PvA. 278. Oneti, prob. for apaneti, see apaneti & pp. onīta. (Page 167)

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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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