Ussava, Ussāva: 2 definitions
Ussava 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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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
ussava : (m.) feast; festival; ceremony. || ussāva (m.), dew.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Ussava, (Sk. utsava) feast, making merry, holiday Vin. III, 249; J. I, 475; II, 13, 248; VvA. 7, 109 (°divasa). (Page 157)
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1) Ussāva, 2 (fr. ud + sru) outflow, taint, stain (cp. āsava) DhA. IV, 165 (taṇhā°; v. l. ussada, to ussada 6). (Page 157)
2) Ussāva, 1 (either = Sk. avaśyāya, or to ud + sru) hoarfrost, dew D. II, 19; J. IV, 120; V, 417; °bindu a dew drop A. IV, 137; Pv IV. 15; SnA 458; in comparisons: Vism. 231, 633. (Page 157)
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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