Sovatthika; 2 Definition(s)
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sovatthika : (nt.) a savastika; a mark like S on the hood of a cobra.(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Sovatthika, (adj.) (either fr. sotthi with diæresis, or fr. su+atthi+ka=Sk. svastika) safe M. I, 117; Vv 187 (=sotthika VvA. 95); J. VI, 339 (in the shape of a svastika? ); Pv IV. 33 (=sotthi-bhāva-vāha PvA. 250). —âlaṅkāra a kind of auspicious mark J. VI, 488. (Page 726)(Source): Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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