Vattana, aka: Vaṭṭanā, Vaṭṭana; 3 Definition(s)


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Pali-English dictionary

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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 translates “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. explanation “piṭṭhika-ṭṭhāne āvuṇitvā ṭhāpitā vaṭṭhanā-vali-sadisā”). The J translation 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 definition 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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaṭṭanā (वट्टना).—(valī, i.e. °nā-āvalī; = Pali °ḷi), (string of) bead(s); so to be read for Senart's em. vaṭṭanaveṇī Mv ii.125.16; 127.4; 128.9; 129.12; and (em. veṣṭanaveṇī) 231.17. The mss. are all corrupt but clearly point to (ā)valī, in accordance with Pali, rather than veṇī in which Senart follows the LV parallels, see vartanā(-veṇī); the meaning is the same and is explained under the latter word.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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