Tattha; 2 Definition(s)


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tattha : (adv.) there; in that place.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Tattha, (Sk. tatra adv. of place, cp. Goth. papro & also Sk. atra, yatra) A. 1. of place: (a) place where= there, in that place Sn. 1071, 1085; Dh. 58; J. I, 278; Pv. I, 1015; often with eva: tatth’eva right there, on the (very same) spot S. I, 116; J. II, 154; PvA. 27. In this sense as introduction to a comment on a passage: in this, here, in this connection (see also tatra) Dhs. 584; DhA. I, 21; PvA. 7, etc. (b) direction: there, to this place J. II, 159 (gantvā); VI, 368; PvA. 16 (tatthagamanasīla able to go here & there, i.e. wherever you like, of a Yakkha).—2. as (Loc.) case of pron. base ta°= in this, for or about that, etc. Sn. 1115 (etam abhiññāya tato tattha vipassati: SnA tatra); tattha yo maṅku hoti Dh. 249 (=tasmiṃ dāne m. DhA. III, 359); tattha kā paridevanā Pv. I, 123 (“why sorrow for this?”).—3. of time: then, for the time being, interim (=ettha, cp. tattaka2) in phrase tattha-parinibbāyin, where corresp. phrases have antarā-parinibbāyin (A. II, 238 e.g. ≈I. 134; see under parinibbāyin) D. I, 156; A. I, 232; II, 5; IV, 12; S. V, 357; M. II, 52, etc. The meaning of this phrase may however be taken in the sense of tatra A 3 (see next).—B. Repeated: tattha tattha here and there, in various places, all over; also corresponding with yattha yattha wherever ... there It. 115; Nett 96 (°gāmini-paṭipadā); VvA. 297; PvA. 1, 2, 33, 77, etc.—See tatra. (Page 295)

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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