Vagga: 2 definitions



Vagga 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 dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

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

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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.

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.

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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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