Pavisa, aka: Pāvisa; 2 Definition(s)

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Pavisa means something in Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India. 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.

India history and geogprahy

Pāvīsā.—(EI 33), probably, Sanskrit pāda-viṃśaka (viṃśopaka); name of a coin; regarded as equal to five cowrie-shells; same as modern paisā. See lohaḍiyā and dramma. Note: pāvīsā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Pāvīsā.—(1/20) of a lohaḍiyā; same as Sanskrit pāda-viṃśaka (ºviṃśatika or ºviṃśopaka) and modern paisā (q. v.). Note: pāvīsā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Pali-English dictionary

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Pāvisa, & Pāvekkhi see pavisati. (Page 456)

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