Puggalapannatti, aka: Puggalapaññatti; 3 Definition(s)


Puggalapannatti 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[Puggalapannatti in Theravada glossaries]

The fourth (in the present order) of the seven books of the Abhidhamma Pitaka. It is, however, generally considered to be the earliest of the Abhidhamma books. Its subject matter is the puggala (person). The author first gives a table of contents of the whole work, and then follows the method of the Anguttara Nikaya, grouping human types first under one term, then under two, and so on up to ten. Several of the sections are found, almost complete, in the corresponding sections of the Anguttara. Others are found in the Sangiti Sutta. For details see Morris edition in the P.T.S. series (Introd. x xi).

(Source): Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Fourth book of the Abhidhamma.

The description of individual types of persons.

(Source): Dhamma Study: Introduction to the Dhamma
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[Puggalapannatti in Pali glossaries]

puggalapaññatti : (f.) classification of individuals.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Pali book cover
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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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