Tattha: 3 definitions


Tattha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

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

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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)

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Taṭṭha (तट्ठ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Trasta.

2) Taṭṭha (तट्ठ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Taṣṭa.

3) Tattha (तत्थ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Tatra.

4) Tattha (तत्थ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Trasta.

context information

Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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