Porin: 1 definition


Porin means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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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Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Porin, (adj.) (fr. pora=Epic Sk. paura citizen, see pura. Semantically cp. urbane›urbanus›urbs; polite= poli/ths›poλis. For pop. etym. see DA. I, 73 & 282) belonging to a citizen, i.e. citizenlike, urbane, polite, usually in phrase porī vācā polite speech D. I, 4, 114; S. I, 189; II, 280=A. II, 51; A. III, 114; Pug. 57; Dhs. 1344; DA. I, 75, 282; DhsA. 397. Cp. BSk. paurī vācā MVastu III, 322. (Page 475)

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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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