Velamika, Velāmika, Velāmikā, Velamikā: 2 definitions


Velamika 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Chief of the eighty four thousand women who waited on Mahasudassana, king of Kusavati. She was also called Khattiyani. S.iii.146; but at D.ii.187 the chief queen is called Subhadda.

context information

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

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

Velāmika, (adj.) (velāma+ika, the word velāma probably a district word) “belonging to Velāma, ” at D. II, 198 used as a clan-name (f. Velāmikānī), with vv. ll. Vessinī & Vessāyinī (cp. Velāma Np. combined with Vessantara at VbhA. 414), and at D. II, 333 classed with khujjā, vāmanikā & komārikā (translation “maidens”; Bdhgh: “very young & childish”: see Dial. II. 359); v. l. celāvikā. They are some sort of servants, esp. in demand for a noble’s retinue. See also Np. Velāma (the V. ‹-› sutta at J. I, 228 sq.). (Page 650)

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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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