Paripantha: 4 definitions


Paripantha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Paripantha in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

paripantha : (m.) danger; obstacle.

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

Paripantha, (pari+pantha) 1. “way round, ” edge, border; paripanthe in ambush (near a road) M. I, 87; J. III, 65. ‹-› 2. obstacle, hindrance, danger. It refers esp. to danger arising out of mishaps to or bad conditions of roads in the forests. D. I, 52; S. I, 43; A. I, 153; III, 252; V, 136; Ps. I, 162; J. I, 395; III, 268; IV, 17; VI, 57 (n. pl. °ayo=kilesaparipanthā C.), 75; DhA. I, 14 (magga°), 16 (id.), 51, 69; migānaṃ p. danger to the crops from (the nuisance of) deer J. I, 143, 154. -saparipantha full of danger DhA. I, 63. See also palipatha. (Page 428)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Paripantha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Paripantha (परिपन्थ).—An antagonist, enemy.

Derivable forms: paripanthaḥ (परिपन्थः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Paripantha (परिपन्थ).—(m. or nt.; in Sanskrit only adv. °tham in Pāṇini; = Pali id.), obstacle, blockage, obstruction: catvāro ime…bodhisattvānāṃ bodhiparipantha-kārakā dharmāḥ Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 18.1 ff. (listed); aṣṭau bodheḥ paripantha-karān dharmān vadāmi Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 34.15 (also listed; list entirely different from prec.); adv. °thaṃ tiṣṭhati (compare Pāṇ.4.4.36; in Pali °the is so used) Mahāvyutpatti 5351, in a manner obstructive of a road (as a robber); Tibetan lam (road) gcod, or chod (cutting off).

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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