Yittha, aka: Yiṭṭha; 2 Definition(s)


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yiṭṭha : (pp. of yajati) sacrificed; bestowed; given away alms or gifts.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Yiṭṭha, (pp. of yajati with a petrified sandhi y.; Vedic iṣṭa) med. : having sacrificed D. I, 138 (mahā-yaññaṃ y. rājā).—pass. : sacrificed, (nt.) sacrifice D. I, 55 (dinna, y. huta); explained at DA. I, 165 by “mahāyāgaVbh. 328, (id.); J. I, 83 (y. +huta); IV, 19 (=yajita C.); V, 49; VI, 527.—duyyiṭṭha not properly sacrificed, a sacrifice not according to rites J. VI, 522. In specific Buddhistic sense “given, offered as alms, spent as liberal gift” Vin. I, 36; J. I, 168=A. II, 44; M. I, 82. Dh. 108 (yaṃ kiñci yiṭṭhaṃ va hutaṃ va; DhA. II, 234=yebhuyyena maṅgalakiriya-divasesu dinna-dānaṃ).—suyiṭṭha well given or spent A. II, 44; ThA. 40; Vv 3426 (in both senses; VvA. 155 explains “mahā-yāga-vasena yiṭṭhaṃ”). (Page 556)

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