Ovaraka: 2 definitions


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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ovaraka : (m.) an inner chamber.

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

Ovaraka, (nt.) (Deriv. uncertain. The Sk. apavaraka is some centuries later. The Sk. apavaraka forbidden or secret room, Halāyudha “lying-in chamber”) an inner room Vin. I, 217; M. I, 253; J. I, 391 (jāto varake T. to be read as jāt’ovarake i.e. the inner chamber where he was born, thus also at VvA. 158); Vism. 90, 431; VvA. 304 (= gabbha). (Page 171)

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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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