Parittaka: 3 definitions


Parittaka 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»] — Parittaka in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

parittaka : (adj.) small; insignificant; little; trifling.

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

Parittaka, (paritta1+ka) small, insignificant, little Nd1 306 (for appaka etc. as at Nd2 414); Pv. I, 1011; II, 967; Miln. 121 (a°), 253; DA. I, 170 (for appa); PvA. 51; Sdhp. 42.—f. parittikā Th. 1, 377. (Page 427)

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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»] — Parittaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Parīttaka (परीत्तक).—adj. (= Pali parittaka), = 1 parītta, q.v.: Mahāvastu i.57.5 (prose); iii.244.8 (verse, meter bad).

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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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