Ratthika, Raṭṭhika: 2 definitions

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Ratthika 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: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

raṭṭhika : (adj.) belonging to a country; an official.

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

Raṭṭhika, (fr. raṭṭha, cp. Sk. rāṣṭrika) 1. one belonging to a kingdom, subject in general, inhabitant J. II, 241 (brāhmaṇa gahapati-r. -do ārik’ādayo).—2. an official of the kingdom (op Sk. rāṣṭriya a pretender; also king’s brother in-law) A. III, 76=300 (r. pettanika senāya senāpatika). (Page 562)

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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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