Sotthija, Sotthiya: 2 definitions


Sotthija 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)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Sotthiya. A grass cutter (unchanaka) who gave grass for his seat to the Buddha. J.i.70; BuA.238; SNA.ii.391, etc.

2. Sotthiya. See also Sotthika and Sotthija.

3. Sotthiya. A brahmin of Savatthi who entered the Order and became an arahant after a conversation he had with Anathapindikas slave girl, Punnika (Punna). Ap.ii.611 (vss. 6-11).

4. The constant attendant of Konagamana Buddha. Bu.xxiv.22; J.i.43; D.ii.6.

context information

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

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

1) Sotthiya, 2 (nt.) (der. ?) a childbirth rag Vism. 63. (Page 725)

2) Sotthiya, 1=sottiya a learned man, a brahmin Dh. 295; ThA. 200 (Ap. V, 6); J. IV, 301, 303; V, 466. (Page 725)

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context information

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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