Pali for "violet"

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Pali for "violet"

Postby Inoshi » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:34 pm

Anybody know what Pali for "violet" renders as?

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Re: Pali for "violet"

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:44 pm

violet : (adj.) pāṭala; nīlalohita. (m.) puppavisesa.

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Re: Pali for "violet"

Postby daverupa » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:45 pm

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
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Re: Pali for "violet"

Postby Inoshi » Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:15 pm

Yeah I saw some of those and when I cross referenced some online resources I couldn't get much on the Pali reverse to English. When I do this I get a better understanding on context and usage.

For example nīlalohita is basically saying blue-red in English, quite interesting. Pāṭala and puppavisesa can not be found. I think puppa might be alternately spelled puppHa, and I've found that, but no visesa.

So my next question is does anybody find English translations for these three words? And, does anybody have experience hearing or using this word (violet) in Pali?

pāṭala

nīlalohita

puppavisesa
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Re: Pali for "violet"

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:53 pm

rishi wrote:pāṭala


Perhaps pink?

http://www.dhammawiki.com/index.php?tit ... _to_piracy

But pink is certainly different from violet.
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Re: Pali for "violet"

Postby Inoshi » Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:04 pm

Huh, yes, thanks!
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