Uṇha, Unha: 2 definitions



Uṇha 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.

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

uṇha : (adj.) hot. (nt.), heat. || ubha (pron.), both.

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

Uṇha, (adj. -n.) (Vedic uṣṇā f. to oṣati to burn, pp. uṣṭa burnt, Sk. uṣṇa = Lat. ustus; cp. Gr. eu)/w, Lat. uro to burn, Ags. ysla glowing cinders, Lith. usnis nettle) hot, as adj. only in phrase uṇhaṃ lohitaṃ chaḍḍeti to spill hot blood, i.e. to kill oneself DhA. I, 95; otherwise in cpds.; abs. only as nt. “heat” & always in contrast to sītaṃ “cold” Vin. II, 117 (sītena pi uṇhena pi); D. II, 15 (opp. sīta); M. I, 85; A. I, 145 = 170 = J. V, 417 (sītaṃ vā uṇhaṃ vā tiṇaṃ vā rajo vā ussāvo vā); Sn. 52, 966 (acc °); Nd1 486 = Nd2 677 (same as under sita); J. I, 17 (V. 93); Miln. 410 (megho uṇhaṃ nibbāpeti); PvA. 37 (ati°).

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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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