Vatti, Vaṭṭi: 3 definitions



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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vatti : (aor. of vattati) existed; happened; took place; went on. || vattī (adj.), (in cpds.) one who keeps up, practises, or causes to go on. vaṭṭi (f.), a wick; a roll; a gush of water, etc., the edge; rim or brim.

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

Vatti, (Vedic vakti, vac) to speak, say, call; pres. not found (for which vadati); fut. 1st sg. vakkhāmi J. I, 346; 3rd vakkhati S. I, 142; J. I, 356; II, 40; VI, 352; VbhA. 51; 1st pl. vakkhāma S. IV, 72; M. III, 207; Vism. 170, 446; 3rd vakkhanti Vin. II, 1; pte. fut. vakkhamāna PvA. 18.—aor. 1st sg. avacaṃ J. III, 280; DhA. III, 194, & avocaṃ Th. 2, 124; Vv 797; S. I, 10; DhA. III, 285; 2nd avaca Th. 2, 415, avoca Dh. 133, & avacāsi Vv 357; 539; 3rd avaca J. I, 294; Pv. II, 319; PvA. 65 (mā a.); avoca Th. 2, 494; S. I, 150; Sn. p. 78; J. II, 160; PvA. 6, 31, 49, & avacāsi J. VI, 525; 1st pl. avacumha & avocumha M. II, 91; III, 15; 2nd avacuttha Vin. I, 75 (mā a.); II, 297; J. II, 48; DhA. I, 73; IV, 228, & avocuttha J. I, 176; Miln. 9; 3rd pl. avacuṃ J. V, 260, & avocuṃ M. II, 147.—inf. vattuṃ Sn. 431; J. VI, 351; Vism. 522=VbhA. 130 (vattukāma); SnA 414; DA. I, 109; DhA. I, 329; II, 5.—ger. vatvā SnA 398; PvA. 68, 73, & vatvāna Sn. p. 78. ‹-› grd. vattabba Miln. 276 (kiṃ vattabbaṃ what is there to be said about it? i.e. it goes without saying); SnA 123, 174, 178; PvA. 12, 27, 92.—ppr. med. vuccamāna Vin. I, 60; III, 221; PvA. 13.—Pass. vuccati D. I, 168, 245; Dh. 63; Mhvs 9, 9; 34, 81 (vuccate, v. l. uccate); J. I, 129 (vuccare, 3rd pl.); PvA. 24, 34, 63, 76;— pp. vutta (q. v.).—Caus. vāceti to make speak, i.e. to read out; to cause to read; also to teach, to instruct Sn. 1018, 1020; J. I, 452 (read); PvA. 97.—pp. vācita (q. v.). ‹-› Desid. vavakkhati (see Geiger, P. Gr. § 184=Sk. vivakṣati) to wish to call D. II, 256. Vattika=vatika Nd1 89 (having the habit of horses, elephants etc.). (Page 598)

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Vaṭṭi, (f.) (represents both Epic Sk. varti and vṛtti, differentiated derivations from vṛt, combining the meanings of “turning, rolling” and “encircling, round”) 1. a wick S. II, 86=III, 126=IV. 213; J. I, 243 (dīpa°); DhA 393; ThA. 72 (Ap. V, 45: Nom. pl. vaṭṭīni); Mhvs 32, 37; 34, 35.—2. enclosure, lining, film, skin Vism. 258 (anta° entrails), 262 (udara°); J. I, 260 (anta°, so read for °vaddhi).—3. edge, rim, brim, cireumference Vin II. 120 (aggala° of the door), 148 (id.); S. III, 141 (patta° of a vase or bowl); IV, 168 (id.); DhA. II, 124 (nemi°). Often as mukha-vaṭṭi outer rim, border, lining, e.g. cakkavāḷa° J. I, 64, 72; DhA. I, 319; III, 209; patt° J. V, 38; pāsāda° DhsA. 107.—4. strip, fringe Vin. II, 266 (dussa°); J. V, 73 (camma°); Mhvs 11, 15.—5. a sheath, bag, pod J. III, 366 (tiṇa°); Mhvs 26, 17 (marica° red pepper pod); DhA. IV, 203 (reṇu°).—6. a lump, ball DhA. III, 117 (pubba°, of matter).—7. rolling forth or along, a gush (of water), pour J. I, 109 (or to vṛṣ?). (Page 594)

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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) Vaṭṭi (वट्टि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Varti.

2) Vaṭṭī (वट्टी) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Varttī.

3) Vaṭṭī (वट्टी) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Paṭṭī.

4) Vatti (वत्ति) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Varttin.

5) Vatti (वत्ति) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vṛtti.

6) Vatti (वत्ति) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vyakti.

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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