Vattha, Vaṭṭha: 3 definitions


Vattha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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

vattha : (nt.) a cloth; garment; raiment. || vaṭṭha (pp. of ?) wet with rain.

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

1) Vattha, 2 as pp. of vasati1 occurs only in cpd. nivattha. The two passages in PvA. where vattha is printed as pp. (vatthāni vattha) are to be read as vattha-nivattha (PvA. 46, 62). (Page 598)

2) Vattha, 1 (nt.) (Vedic vastra, fr. vas, vaste to clothe; Idg. *ǔes, enlargement of *eu (: Lat. ex-uo); cp. Lat. vestis “vest(-ment), ” Gr. e(/nnumi to clothe, ei(μa dress; Goth. wasjan to clothe; wasti dress) 1. cloth; clothing, garment, raiment; also collectively: clothes; M. I, 36 sq.; A. I, 132, 209, 286; II, 85, 241; III, 27 (odātaṃ), 50 (kāsikaṃ), 386 (kāsāyaṃ); IV, 60, 186, 210; V, 61 sq. (ubhatobhāga-vimaṭṭhaṃ=M. II, 13, reading vimaddha; with the expression cp. ubhato-bhāga-vimutta); Sn. 295, 304; KhA 237 (°ṃ pariyodāyati, simile); PvA. 43, 50, 70; Sdhp. 217.—alla° fresh, clean clothes DhA. IV, 220; ahata° new clothes J. I, 50; Dāvs II. 39; dibba° heavenly, i.e. exquisite dresses PvA. 23, 46, 53.—pl. vatthāni garments, clothes Sn. 64, 287, 924; Pug. 57 (kāsāyāni); DhA. I, 219 (their uses, from a new dress down to a bit of rag).—2. hangings, tapestry J. IV, 304.—On vattha in similes see J. P. T. S. 1907, 132.

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Vaṭṭha, (pp. of vassati, for the usual vuṭṭha) rained, in nava° newly rained upon DhA. I, 19 (bhūmi). (Page 595)

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context information

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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Vattha (वत्थ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Vastra.

2) Vattha (वत्थ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vyasta.

context information

Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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