Vattana, aka: Vaṭṭanā, Vaṭṭana; 2 Definition(s)

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Vattana 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

vattana : (nt.) conduct. || vattanā (f.) conduct. vaṭṭana (nt.), turning round.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Vaṭṭanā, (f.) (fr. vṛt) in °valī is a line or chain of balls (“rounds, ” i.e. rings or spindles). Reading somewhat doubtful. It occurs at M. I, 80, 81 (seyyathā v. evaṃ me piṭṭhi-kaṇṭako unnat’âvanato hoti; Neumann trsls “wie eine Kugelkette wurde mein Rückgrat mit den hervor-und zurücktretenden Wirbeln”) and at J. V, 69 (spelt “vaṭṭhanā-vali-saṅkāsā piṭṭhi te ninnat’unnatā, ” with C. expln “piṭṭhika-ṭṭhāne āvuṇitvā ṭhāpitā vaṭṭhanā-vali-sadisā”). The J trsln by Dutoit gives “einer Reihe von Spinnwirteln dein Rücken gleicht im Auf und Nieder”; the E. tsrln has “Thy back like spindles in a row, a long unequal curve doth show. ” (Page 594)

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Vattana, (nt.) (fr. vattati) moving on, upkeep, existence, continuance Sn. 698 (cakka° continuance of royal power); Mhvs 3, 38. (Page 598)

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Vaṭṭana, (nt.) (fr. vṛt, vaṭṭati) turning round Dhtp 89 (in defn of vaṭṭati). Cp. āvaṭṭana. (Page 594)

(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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