Yattaka: 3 definitions


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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

yattaka : (adj.) however much.

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

Yattaka, (adj.) (fr. yāvant, a late formation; cp. Trenckner, Notes, 80) however much, whatever, as many (in correlation with ta° or tattaka) J. V, 74 (=yāvant); Vism. 184 (yattakaṃ ṭhānaṃ gaṇhāti ... tattakaṃ ... ), 293 (yattakā=yāvatā); DA. I, 118 (yattaka ... tattaka as long as); DhA. II, 50 (°ṃ kālaṃ as long), 128; VbhA. 73 (yattakaṃ ṭhānaṃ ... tattakaṃ), 391 (yattakāni kusala-cittāni ... tesaṃ sabbesaṃ); VvA. 175 (yattakāni ... tāni as many ... so many, i.e. whatever), 285 (yattakā āhuneyyā nāma ... tesu sabbesu ... ).—Instr. yattakena as adv. “because, on account of” DhA. III, 383, 393. (Page 548)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Yattaka (यत्तक).—f. °ikā, adj. (= Pali id.; also written yātaka, yātuka, yāttaka; AMg. jatta), as much, as great, pl. as many; in prose of Mahāvastu, otherwise recorded only in verses: puṇyaṃ bhavi yattakaṃ Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 351.2 (verse); yattaku tasya [Page442-1b+ 58] puṇyam 12 (verse); yattaka (pl.) loki virūpa suraudrāḥ Lalitavistara 307.19 (verse; mss. yantaka or yantraka, compare the reading yāntak(a) Gaṇḍavyūha 384.4, and similarly under tattaka; Lefm.'s em. is certainly right in sense, as Tibetan confirms); yattaka, sg. forms Mahāvastu ii.273.2; 435.15; iii.266.3; pl. forms Mahāvastu i.356.10; ii.95.8; 99.2; iii.23.18; 34.19; 266.5; Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 53.8 (verse); 54.9 (verse); yattikā, f. pl., Mahāvastu i.126.12 (verse); ii.149.21 (prose); in correlation with tattaka, see this word.

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Yāttaka (यात्तक) or Yātaka or Yātuka.—(?) , f. °ikā, and according to mss. yāntaka (q.v.), = yattaka, q.v.; compare the like equiva- lents of tattaka; yāttika, f. pl., correl. with tāttaka, Samādhirājasūtra 19.16 (verse); read yāttika gaṅgavālikā Samādhirājasūtra p. 24 line 19 (verse; text yānti kagaṅga°); yātuka Śikṣāsamuccaya 328.11, 12; 339.10, 346.16 (verses); in Gaṇḍavyūha 487.17 (verse) yātakā (pl.)… tātuko (sg.), but 18 (verse) yātukā…tātukā (both pl.); but 2d ed. yātukā in 17; I have noted no other case of yātaka, but tātaka is recorded at least in the Kashgar recension of Saddharmapuṇḍarīka.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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