Passa: 2 definitions



Passa 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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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

passa : (m.; nt.) side; flank.

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

1) Passa, 2 (m. & nt.) (Vedic pārśva to parśu & pṛṣṭi rib, perhaps also connected with pārṣṇi side of leg, see under paṇhi) 1. side, flank M. I, 102; III, 3; A. V, 18; Sn. 422; J. I, 264; III, 26. Pleonastic in piṭṭhi° (cp. E. backside) the back, Loc. behind J. I, 292; PvA. 55.—2. (mountain-) slope, in Himavanta° J. I, 218; V, 396 (Loc. pasmani=passe C.). (Page 447)

2) Passa, 1 (cp. Sk. paśya, fr. passati) seeing, one who sees Th. 1, 61 (see Morris, in J. P. T. S. 1885, 48). (Page 447)

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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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