Pathama, Paṭhama: 2 definitions
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
paṭhama : (adj.) first; foremost; former.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Paṭhama, (adj.) (Ved. prathama, cp. Av. frat∂ma; also Ved. prataraṃ further, Gr. prόteros superl. formation fr. prep. *pro, Sk. pra etc. see pa°) num. ord. “the first, ” in foll. meanings: (1) the first, foremost, former Sn. 93, 436, 1031; J. II, 110; KhA. I, 192; DhA. III, 5, 196 (°vaya, contrasted with majjhima & pacchima); PvA. 5, 13, 56. nt. Acc. paṭhamaṃ at first, for the first time Vin. I, 16; D. II, 14; Dh. 158; J. I, 222; II, 103, 153; often as first part of cpd. °-, meaning either “first” or “recently, newly, just” Vin. I, 1 (°âbhisambuddha having just attained Buddhaship); D. III, 253 (°âbhinibbatta), Sn. 420 (°uppattika “in his first youth”); J. III, 394 (°uggata newly sprung up).—A second compar. formation is paṭhamatara, only as adv. °ṃ at the (very) first, as early as possible, first of all Vin. I, 30; J. VI, 510; DhA. I, 138; VvA. 230; PvA. 93. (Page 402)
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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Ends with: Sabbapathama.
Search found 12 books and stories containing Pathama, Paṭhama; (plurals include: Pathamas, Paṭhamas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Chapter 19b - The Buddha’s Second Vassa < [Volume 3]
Biography (10): Nakulapitu, the Householder < [Chapter 45a - The Life Stories of Male Lay Disciples]
Apadana commentary (Atthakatha) (by U Lu Pe Win)
Commentary on the stanza beginning with diṭṭhivisūkāni (wriggling of opinion) < [Commentary on biography of Silent Buddhas (Paccekabuddha)]
Dhammapada (Illustrated) (by Ven. Weagoda Sarada Maha Thero)
Verse 158 - The Story of Venerable Upananda Sākyaputta < [Chapter 12 - Atta Vagga (Self)]
Guide to Tipitaka (by U Ko Lay)
(e) Maha Vagga Samyutta Pali < [Chapter VI - Samyutta Nikaya]
(d) Salayatana Vagga Samyutta Pali < [Chapter VI - Samyutta Nikaya]
Dipavamsa (study) (by Sibani Barman)
A Manual of Abhidhamma (by Nārada Thera)