Vanijja, aka: Vāṇijja, Vāṇijjā, Vaṇijjā; 2 Definition(s)

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vāṇijja : (nt.) trade. || vaṇijjā (f.), trade; trading.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Vāṇijjā, (f.) (fr. vāṇija, cp. vaṇijjā) trade, trading Vin. IV, 6 (as one of the exalted professions); PvA. 111, 201, 273, 277. (Page 607)

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Vaṇijjā, (f.) (Vedic vaṇijyā, fr. vaṇij° (vaṇik) merchant, cp. vāṇija & vaṇibbaka) trade, trading M. II, 198; Sn. 404 (payojaye dhammikaṃ so vaṇijjaṃ); A. II, 81 sq.; Pv. I, 56 (no trade among the Petas); J. I, 169; PvA. 47 (tela°); Sdhp. 332, 390.—Five trades must not be carried on by lay followers of the Buddha, viz. sattha° trade in swords, satta° in living beings, maṃsa° in meat, majja° in intoxicants, visa° in poisons A. III, 208, quoted at DA. I, 235 and SnA 379. (Page 596)

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