Yadisa, Yādisa: 2 definitions


Yadisa 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.

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

yādisa : (adj.) whichever; whatever; which like.

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

Yādisa, (adj.) (Vedic yādṛś & yādṛsa, yad+dṛśa) which like, what like, whichever, how much; in neg. sentence: any, whatever little.—Pv. II. 119 (=yāva mahanto PvA. 77).—Often combined with kīdisa in meaning “any one, this or that, whoever, ” e.g. Vv 5014 (=yo vā so vā pacura-jano ti attho VvA. 213). As adj. : yādisi (sic!=Sk. yādṛśī) —kīdisā jīvikā (no livelihood, whatever little) J. VI, 584 (v. 728; Trenckner, Miln. p. 423 gives v. 732!), explained by C as “yā vā sā vā, lāmakā ti attho”; yādisaṃ kīdisaṃ dānaṃ a gift of whatever kind Miln. 278. So also with tādisa: yādisā vā tādisā vā (viz. kāmā) of whichever kind A. III, 5. (Page 553)

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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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