Pavittha, Paviṭṭha: 4 definitions


Pavittha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A brahmin of Magadha who, following his own inclination, became a Paribbajaka. His training ended, he wandered forth and heard of Upatissa and Kolita joining the Buddhas Order. Impressed by their example, he became a monk and, soon after, an arahant. In the time of Atthadassi Buddha, he was an ascetic named Naradakesava and paid homage to the Buddha. Seventeen kappas ago he was a king named Amittatapana (Thag.vs.87; ThagA.i.185f).

He is evidently identical with Ekadamsaniya of the Apadana. Ap.i.168f.

context information

Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

paviṭṭha : (pp. of pavisati) entered; gone into.

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

Paviṭṭha, (pp. of pavisati) entered, gone into (Acc.), visited S. I, 197; II, 19; Dh. 373; DA. I, 288; PvA. 12, 13. (Page 444)

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context information

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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Paviṭṭha (पविट्ठ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Praviṣṭa.

2) Pāviṭṭha (पाविट्ठ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Pāpiṣṭha.

context information

Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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