Phaggu: 3 definitions
Phaggu 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.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
phaggu : (m.) a period of fasting.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Phaggu, (in for’=Vedic phalgu (small, feeble), but in meaning different) a special period of fasting M. I, 39= DA. I, 139. See also pheggu. (Page 476)
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.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
1) Phaggu (फग्गु) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Phalgu.
2) Phaggu (फग्गु) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Phalgu.
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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