Vedeha: 4 definitions


Vedeha 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Vedeha. The title of several kings of Mithila, capital of Videha - e.g., Suruci (J.iv.319); Sadhina (J.iv.355, 356); Somanassa (; Nimi (, and Angati (, etc.). v.l. Videha.

2. Vedeha. See Videha (2) and (3).

3. Vedeha. The personal name of the king of Kasi, mentioned in the Matuposaka Jataka (J.iv.94). He is identified with Ananda. J.iv.95.

4. Vedeha. The personal name of the king of Mithila, whose minister was Mahosadha. For his story see the Mahaummagga Jataka. He is identified with Laludayi.

5. Vedeha. A rich householder of Hamsavati, in the time of Padumuttara Buddha. He was a former birth of Maha Kassapa (q.v.). AA.i.93; ThagA.ii.134; SA.ii.135; ApA.i.209.

6. Vedeha. A Thera of Ceylon, who belonged to the Arannavasi Nikaya. He wrote the Rasavahini and the Samantakutavannana, and also, probably, the Singhalese grammar known as the Sidatsangara. He lived in the thirteenth century and was a pupil of Ananda Vanaratna. P.L.C. 222f.; Svd.1263.

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. The people of Videha.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vedeha : (adj.) belonging to the Videha country.

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

Vedeha, (=Npl. Vedeha) lit. from the Videha country; wise (see connection between Vedeha & ved, vedeti at DA. I, 139, resting on popular etymology) S. II, 215 sq. (°muni, of Ānanda; explained as “vedeha-muni=paṇḍitamuni, ” cp. K. S. I. 321; translation K. S. II. 145 “the learned sage”); Mhvs 3, 36 (same phrase; translation “the sage of the Videha country”); Ap 7 (id.). (Page 648)

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Vedeha (वेदेह) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Vaideha.

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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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