Pokkharata, aka: Pokkharatā; 2 Definition(s)


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pokkharatā : (f.) beauty.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Pokkharatā, (f.) (is it fr. pokkhara lotus (cp. Sk. pauṣkara), thus “lotus-ness, ” or founded on Vedic puṣpa blossom? The BSk. puṣkalatā (AvŚ II. 201) is certainly a misconstruction, if it is constructed fr. the Pali) splendidness, “flower-likeness, ” only in cpd. vaṇṇa-pokkharatā beauty of complexion D. I, 114; Vin. I, 268; S. I, 95; II, 279; A. I, 38, 86; II, 203; III, 90; DA. I, 282; KhA 179; VvA. 14; PvA. 46. The BSk. passage at AvŚ II. 202 reads “śobhāṃ varṇaṃ puṣkalatāṃ ca. ” (Page 474)

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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