Peyyala, Peyyāla: 2 definitions


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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

peyyāla : (nt.) an indication to show that a passage has been omitted.

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

Peyyāla, (nt. ?) (a Māgadhism for pariyāya, so Kern, Toev. s. v. after Trenckner, cp. BSk. piyāla and peyāla MVastu III, 202, 219) repetition, succession, formula; way of saying, phrase (=pariyāya 5) Vism. 46 (°mukha beginning of discourse), 351 (id. and bahu°-tanti having many discourses or repetitions), 411 (°pāḷi a row of successions or etceteras); VvA. 117 (pāḷi° vasena “because of the successive Pāli text”).—Very frequent in abridged form, where we would say “etc., ” to indicate that a passage has be to repeated (either from preceding context, or to be supplied from memory, if well known). The literal meaning would be “here (follows) the formula (pariyāya). ” We often find pa for pe, e.g. A. V, 242, 270, 338, 339, 355; sometimes pa+pe combd, e.g. S. V, 466.—As pe is the first syllable of peyyāla so la is the last and is used in the same sense; the variance is according to predilection of certain MSS.; la is found e.g. S. V, 448, 267 sq.; or as v. l. of pe: A. V, 242, 243, 354; or la+pe combd: S. V, 464, 466.—On syllable pe Trenckner, Notes 66, says: “The sign of abridgment. pe, or as it is written in Burmese copies, pa, means peyyāla which is not an imperative “insert, fill up the gap, ” but a substantive, peyyālo or peyyālaṃ, signifying a phrase to be repeated over & over again. I consider it a popular corruption of the synonymous pariyāya, passing through *payyāya, with —eyy- for —ayy-, like seyyā, Sk. śayyā. ” See also Vin. Texts I. 291; Oldenberg, K. Z. 35, 324. (Page 473)

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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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