Rathesabha, Ratha-esabha: 1 definition


Rathesabha 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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[«previous next»] — Rathesabha in Pali glossary
Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Rathesabha refers to: (ratha+ ṛṣabha, Sk. rathārṣabha) lord of charioteers. Ratha here in meaning of “charioteer”; Childers sees rathin in this cpd.; Trenckner, Notes 59, suggests distortion from rathe śubha. Dhpāla at PvA. 163 clearly under‹-› stands it as ratha-=charioteer explaining “rathesu usabha-sadiso mahā-ratho ti attho”; as does Bdhgh. at SnA 321 (on Sn. 303): “mahā-rathesu khattiyesu akampiy’aṭṭhena usabha-sadiso. ” — Sn. 303—308, 552; Pv. II, 131; Mhvs 5, 246; 15, 11; 29, 12.

Note: rathesabha is a Pali compound consisting of the words ratha and esabha.

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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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