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Pabba, 3 Definition(s)


Pabba means something in Buddhism, Pali. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

In Buddhism


Pabba, (nt.) (Ved. parvan) 1. a knot (of a stalk), joint, section Vin. IV, 35; M. I, 80; J. I, 245 (veḷu°); Vism. 358 (id.; but nāḷika p. 260); VbhA. 63 (id.); Th. 1, 243.—aṅgula° finger joint Vin. IV, 262, M. I, 187; DA. I, 285.—pabba-pabbaṃ knot for knot DhsA. 11.—2. the elbow S. IV, 171.—3. section, division, part Vism. 240 (14 sections of contemplation of the body or kāyagatāsati); VbhA. 275, 286.

—gaṇṭhi a knot Miln. 103. —valli a species of Dūrvā J. V, 69; —vāta intermittent ague Vin. I, 205. (Page 413)

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

pabba : (nt.) knot of the stalk; joint; section; division. || paṇṇa (nt.) a leaf; a leaf for writing upon; a letter.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

about this context:

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.

General definition (in Buddhism)

N Part, chapter, section.

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

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