Pakara, aka: Pakāra, Pākāra; 3 Definition(s)


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Pali-English dictionary

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pakāra : (m.) mode; method; manner; way. || pākāra (m.) encircling wall; a rampart.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Pakāra, (pa+kṛ, cp. last; but Sk. prakāra “similarity”) 1. make-up, getting up, fixing, arrangement, preparation, mode, way, manner J. II, 222; DA. I, 132; PvA. 26, 109, 123, 135, 178, 199; Sdhp. 94, 466.—2. ingredient, flavour, way of making (a food) tasty Sn. 241 (kathappakāro tava āmagandho); Miln. 63.—3. (-°) of a kind, by way of, in nānā° (adj.) various, manifold J. I, 52 (sakuṇā), 278 (phalāni); PvA. 50; vutta° as said, the said Vism. 42, 44; PvA. 136. (Page 379)

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Pākāra, (cp. Epic Sk. prākāra, pa+ā+kṛ) an encircling wall, put up for obstruction and protection, a fence, rampart Vin. II, 121 (3 kinds: made of bricks, of stone, or of wood, viz. iṭṭhakā°, silā, dāru°); IV, 266 (id.); M. III, 11; S. IV, 194 (°toraṇa); A. IV, 107; V, 195; J. I, 63; II, 50; VI, 330 (mahā°), 341 (+parikhā & aṭṭāla); Pv. I, 1013 (ayo°); Miln. 1; Vism. 394 (=parikkhepa-pākāra); DhA. III, 441 (tiṇṇaṃ pākārānaṃ antare); PvA. 24, 52; sāṇi° screen-fencing J. II, 88; PvA. 283.

—iṭṭhakā brick or tile of a wall J. III, 446 (T. iṭṭhikā).—parikkhitta surrounded by a wall DA. I, 42.—parikkhepa a fencing Vism. 74. (Page 449)

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

pakāra (पकार) [or रा, rā].—m (The name of the letter pa the first letter of pāvalā) A covert term for a quarter of a rupee.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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