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Re: Pali word association game

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:44 am

anāgārika (homeless one; also used for a lay attendant of a monk. Or it can refer to a lay person who has taken the 8 precepts for a long term commitment, i.e., for the rest of his/her life.)
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Re: Pali word association game

Postby vitellius » Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:25 pm

TheDhamma wrote:anāgārika


agāra - house
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Re: Pali word association game

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:45 pm

gahapati (householder)
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Re: Pali word association game

Postby vitellius » Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:37 pm

TheDhamma wrote:gahapati (householder)


gihin - another word for householder / layman
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Re: Pali word association game

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:54 am

upasika (another word for householder / laywoman)
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Re: Pali word association game

Postby vitellius » Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:17 am

TheDhamma wrote:upasika


itthi - woman
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Re: Pali word association game

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:31 am

daharā (girl)
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Re: Pali word association game

Postby Jechbi » Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:42 am

yakkhini (female spirit)
Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.
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Re: Pali word association game

Postby Ben » Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:50 am

Yakkha: a being to whom a sacrifice (of expiation or propitiation) is given. name of certain non -- human beings, as spirits, ogres, dryads, ghosts, spooks. Their usual epithet and category of being is amanussa, i. e. not a human being (but not a sublime god either); a being half deified and of great power as regards influencing people (partly helping, partly hurting).
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Re: Pali word association game

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:43 pm

asura (the name of the lowest ranks of the deities or demigods of the Kāmadhātu) From wikipedia:

In its Buddhist context, the word is sometimes translated "Titan" (suggesting the wars of the Greek gods and Titans), "demigod", or "antigod", none of which is entirely satisfactory. The closest analogy in European traditions may be the Norse jötnar, who range from the semi-divine to the monstrous, are sometimes at war with the gods and sometimes married to them. But the usual translation, "giants", is small improvement on "Titans".
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Re: Pali word association game

Postby Prasadachitta » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:51 pm

deva; devata [deva, devataa]:
Literally, "shining one" — an inhabitant of the heavenly realms
"Beautifully taught is the Lord's Dhamma, immediately apparent, timeless, of the nature of a personal invitation, progressive, to be attained by the wise, each for himself." Anguttara Nikaya V.332
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Re: Pali word association game

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:33 pm

peta ('departed spirit', ghost)
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Re: Pali word association game

Postby vitellius » Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:10 pm

Āhāra - food, (figurative) nourishment
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Re: Pali word association game

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:41 pm

sūpa (curry)
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Re: Pali word association game

Postby vitellius » Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:01 pm

TheDhamma wrote:sūpa (curry)

...and also a soup!

asita - edible
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Re: Pali word association game

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:20 pm

mattaññutā (moderation; as in moderation in food)
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Re: Pali word association game

Postby vitellius » Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:41 pm

indriya-saŋvara - sense-restraint
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Re: Pali word association game

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:05 pm

Indriya-samatta ('equilibrium, balance, or harmony of abilities')
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Re: Pali word association game

Postby vitellius » Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:18 pm

satibalaŋ - power of mindfulness
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Re: Pali word association game

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:06 pm

āraddhaviriya (strenuous)
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