Ratthika, aka: Raṭṭhika; 2 Definition(s)


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

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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)

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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