Vagga; 2 Definition(s)


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vagga : (m.) a group; a party; chapter of a book. (adj.), dissociated; dissentious.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

1) Vagga, 2 (adj. -nt.) (vi+agga, Sk. vyagra; opposed to samagga) dissociated, separated; incomplete; at difference, dissentious Vin. I, 111 sq. 129, 160; IV, 53 (saṅgha); A. I, 70 (parisā); II, 240.—Instr. vaggena separately, secessionally, sectariously Vin. I, 161; IV, 37, 126.

—ārāma fond of dissociation or causing separation M. I, 286; It. 11 (+adhamma-ṭṭha; trsln Seidenstücker not quite to the point: rejoicing in parties, i.e. vagga1) =Vin. II, 205. —kamma (ecclesiastical) act of an incomplete chapter of bhikkhus Vin. I, 315 sq. (opp. sam‹-› agga-kamma). —rata=°ārāma. (Page 591)

2) Vagga, 1 (Vedic varga, fr. vṛj; cp. Lat. volgus & vulgus (=E. vulgar) crowd, people) 1. a company, section, group, party Vin. I, 58 (du°, ti°), 195 (dasa° a chapter of 10 bhikkhus).—2. a section or chapter of a canonical book DhA. I, 158 (eka-vagga-dvi-vagga-mattam pi); DhsA. 27.

—uposatha celebration (of the uposatha) in groups, “incomplete congregation” (trsln Oldenberg) Dpvs 7, 36. More likely to vagga2! —gata following a (sectarian) party (Bdhgh identifies this with the 62 diṭṭhigatikā SnA 365) S. I, 187; Sn. 371. —bandha, in Instr. °ena group by group Mhvs 32, 11. —bandhana banded together, forming groups DhA. IV, 93, 94. —vagga in crowds, confused, heaped up J. VI, 224; PvA. 54. —vādaka taking somebody’s part Vin. III, 175. —sārin conforming to a (heretic) party Sn. 371, 800, 912; Nd1 108, 329. (Page 591)

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