Ubhato: 2 definitions


Ubhato 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

ubhato : (ind.) in both ways or sides; twofold.

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

Ubhato, (adv.) (Abl. of *ubha, to which ubhaya & ubho) both, twofold, in both (or two) ways, on both sides; usually °-, as °bhāgavimutta one who is emancipated in two ways D. II, 71; Dialogues II. 70, n. 1; M. I, 477 (cp. 385 °vimaṭṭha); S. I, 191; A. I, 73; IV, 10, 77; Png 14, 73; Nett 190; °byañjanaka (vyañj°) having the characteristics of both sexes, hermaphrodite Vin. I, 89, 136, 168; III, 28; V, 222; °saṅgha twofold Saṅgha, viz. bhikkhu° & bhikkhunī Vin. II, 255; IV, 52, 242, 287; Mhvs 3234. ‹-› See further Vin. II, 287 (°vinaye); D. I, 7 (°lohitaka, cp. DA. I, 87); M. I, 57 (°mukha tied up at both ends), 129 (°daṇḍakakakaca a saw with teeth on both sides), 393 (koṭiko pañho; S. IV, 323 (id.). (Page 154)

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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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