Pamukha; 2 Definition(s)


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pamukha : (adj.) forest; chief; prominent. (nt.) the front; a house-front.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

1) Pamukha, 2 (nt.) (identical with pamukha1, lit. “in front of the face, ” i.e. frontside, front) 1. eyebrow (?) only in phrase alāra° with thick eyebrows or lashes J. VI, 503 (but explained by C. as “visāl’akkhigaṇḍa); PvA. 189 (for aḷāra-pamha Pv III, 35). Perhaps we should read pakhuma instead. (Page 417)

2) Pamukha, 1 (adj.) (pa+mukha, cp. late Sk. pramukha) lit. “in front of the face, ” fore-part, first, foremost, chief, prominent S. I, 234, 235; Sn. 791 (v. l. BB and Nd1 92 for pamuñca); J. V, 5, 169. Loc. pamukhe as adv. or prep. “before” S. I, 227 (asurindassa p.; v. l. sammukhe); Vism. 120. As —° having as chief, headed by, with NN at the head D. II, 97; S. I, 79 (Pasenadi° rājāno); PvA. 74 (setacchatta° rājakakudhabhaṇḍa); frequent in phrase Buddha° bhikkhusaṅgha, e.g. Vin. I, 213; Sn. p. 111; PvA. 19, 20. Cp. pāmokkha. (Page 417)

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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