Vajjha, Vajjhā: 2 definitions


Vajjha 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

vajjha : (adj.) fit to be killed or punished.

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

Vajjha, (adj.) (grd. of vadhati) to be killed, slaughtered or executed; object of execution; meriting death Vin. IV, 226; Sn. 580 (go vajjho viya); J. II, 402 (cora); VI, 483 (=vajjhappatta cora C.); Vism. 314; KhA 27.—avajjha not to be slain, scathless Sn. 288 (brāhmaṇa); Miln. 221=J. V, 49; Miln. 257 (°kavaca invulnerable armour).

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Vajjhā, (f.) (cp. Sk. vadhyā) execution; only in cpd. (as vajjha°) °ppatta condemned to death, about to be executed Vin. IV, 226; J. II, 119, 264; VI, 483. (Page 593)

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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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