Pakka; 5 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism


pakka : (pp. of pacati) riped; boiled; cooked; decaying. (nt.) ripe fruit.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Pakka, (adj.) (Ved. pakva, a pp. formation of pac to cook, Idg. *peqǔo=Lat. coquo “cook, ” Av. pac-, Obulg. pekaͅ, Lith. kepû, Gr. pέssw, a)rtokόpos baker, pέpwn ripe; also pp. of pacati pakta=Gr. peptόs, Lat. coctus) 1. ripe (opp. āma raw, as Vedic, ; and apakka) and also “cooked, boiled, baked” S. I, 97 (opp. āmaka); IV, 324 (°bhikkhā); Sn. 576; J. V, 286.—nt. pakkaṃ that which is ripe, i.e. a fruit, ripe fruit Pug. 44, 45; often in connection with amba° i.e. a (ripe) mango fruit J. II, 104, 394; Pv IV. 123; DhA. III, 207; PvA. 187.—apakka unripe PugA 225; Sdhp. 102.—2. ripe for destruction, overripe, decaying, in phrase °gatta (adj.) having a decaying body, with putrid body (BSk. pakvagātra Divy 82), combd with arugatta at M. I, 506; S. IV, 198; Miln. 357 (cp. Miln. trsl. II. 262), 395.—3. heated, glowing Dpvs. I, 62.

—āsaya receptacle for digested food, i.e. the abdomen (opp. āmāsaya) Vism. 260, 358; KhA 59. —odana (adj.) having cooked one’s rice Sn. 18 (=siddhabhatta SnA 27), cp. J. III, 425. —jjhāna “guessing at ripeness, ” i.e. foretelling the number of years a man has yet to live; in list of forbidden crafts at D. I, 9, expld at DA. I, 94 as “paripāka-gata-cintā. ” —pakka ripe fruit KhA 59. —pūva baked cake J. III, 10. —vaṇṇin of ripe appearance Pug. 44, 45, cp. PugA 225. —sadisa ripe-like, appearing ripe PugA 225. (Page 380)

(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.

India history and geogprahy

Pakka (पक्क).—The word pakka means a barbarous tribe, a caṇḍāla. Also see Pakkavilālakṣetra: a place-name classified as a kṣetra and mentioned in the Gupta inscription No. 52.

(Source): Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

pakkā (पक्का).—a (pakka S) Mature or ripe, lit. fig. 2 Dressed or cooked. 3 Ready or prepared: also well-concerted -- counsels, schemes. 4 Baked -- as bricks, tiles, pitchers. 5 Strong or durable--a color. 6 Perfect, adept, accomplished, complete, full, superior, superlative;--used freely of men and things. Ex. pakkā paṇḍita-kārakūna-cōra-labāḍa-śāha- ṇā-buddhi-māpa-vajana: also pakkā dhōṇḍā A very hard stone; pakkā paisā A double pysa; pakkā kōsa A full or long koss. Numerous similar applications occur little requiring explanation, unless, perhaps, pakkēṃ dūdha Scalded milk; pakkēṃ tūpa Butter overheated in the process of clarification (opp. to kaccēṃ tūpa Butter moderately or duly heated); pakkēṃ rēśīma Boiled and prepared silk; pakkī śāī Ink prepared by boiling, or ink of durable color and consistence; pakkā ḍāṅka Solder made of gold, copper, or brass (opp. to kaccā ḍāṅka Solder made of kathīla or tin). See further under kaccā and its compounds. 7 Finished, completed, perfected;--applied as a common term to the numbers constituting the quotient or 4th term in the Rule of three. See explanation under kaccā.

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pakka (पक्क).—a (S) Mature, ripe, lit. fig. 2 Cooked. 3 Digested. See the derivative pakkā.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pakkā (पक्का).—a Mature or ripe. Cooked. Ready. Baked. Durable. Perfect. Adept.

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pakka (पक्क).—a Mature, ripe. Cooked. Digested.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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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