Pokkharani, Pokkharaṇī: 2 definitions


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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pokkharaṇī : (f.) a pond; an artificial pool.

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

Pokkharaṇī, (f.) (fr. puṣkara lotus; Vedic puṣkariṇī, BSk. has puskiriṇī, e.g. AvŚ I. 76; II, 201 sq. ) a lotuspond, an artificial pool or small lake for water-plants (see note in Dial. II. 210) Vin. I, 140, 268; II, 123; D. II, 178 sq.; S. I, 123, 204; II, 106; V, 460; A. I, 35, 145; III, 187, 238; J. II, 126; V, 374 (Khemī), 388 (Doṇa); Pv III, 33; IV, 121; SnA 354 (here in meaning of a dry pit or dugout); VvA. 160; PvA. 23, 77, 152. pokkharaññā Gen. Pv. II, 129; Instr. S. I, 233; Loc. Vin. II, 123. pokkharaṇiyāyaṃ Loc. A. III, 309.—pl. pokkharaṇiyo Vin. I, 268; VvA. 191; PvA. 77; metric pokkharañño Vv 4411; Pv. II, 119: II. 78. (Page 474)

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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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