Pasata, Pasaṭa: 2 definitions



Pasata means something in 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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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pasata : (m.) a handful; 1/4th of a seer. || pasaṭa (pp. of pasarati) explained; strewn with.

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

Pasaṭa, (pp. of pa+sṛ) let out, produced D. III, 167; SnA 109 (conj. for pasava in explanation of pasuta). (Page 445)

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1) Pasata, 2 (nt.) (etym. ? Late Sk. pṛṣat or pṛṣad a drop; cp. phusita1 rain-drop=pṛṣata; BR. under pṛṣant= pasata1, but probably dialectical & Non-Aryan) a small measure of capacity, a handful (seems to be applied to water only) J. I, 101 (°mattaṃ udakaṃ); IV, 201 (udaka°); V, 382 (°mattaṃ pānīyaṃ). Often redupl. pasataṃ pasataṃ “by handfuls” M. I, 245, J. V, 164. At DA. I, 298 it is closely connected with sarāva (cup), as denoting the amount of a small gift. (Page 446)

2) Pasata, 1 (adj.) (Vedic pṛṣant, f. pṛṣatī) spotted, only in cpd. °miga spotted antelope J. V, 418 (v. l. pasada°). The more frequent P. form is pasada°, e.g. S. II, 279 (gloss pasata°); J. V, 24, 416; VI, 537; SnA 82. (Page 445)

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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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