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Postby Zom » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:34 pm

There is a monk's name - Pannavuddho.
What is the meaning?

How to write it correctly - with double "dd" or with one "d" only? :reading:


Thanks for help in advance -)
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Re: Question

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:55 pm

The first part is most likely: Paññā (wisdom), but not sure what the second part is.

vaddha = growth or increase, as in increase in paññā (but that is a different spelling)
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Re: Question

Postby acinteyyo » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:37 pm

Hi,
I agree with David on the first part. It could be "paññā" (wisdom) as well as "pañña" (wise or endowed with knowledge). The second part could be a form of "vuḍḍha".

vuḍḍha = old (fig. venerable)

Since the second part "vuḍḍho" seems to be the adjective I think the first part may be a noun, thus "Paññāvuḍḍho" could be translated as "vernerable wisdom" or something like that.
However my Pali is not good... just my 2 cents

best wishes, acinteyyo
Pubbe cāhaṃ bhikkhave, etarahi ca dukkhañceva paññāpemi, dukkhassa ca nirodhaṃ. (M.22)
Api cāhaṃ, āvuso, imasmiṃyeva byāmamatte kaḷevare, sasaññimhi samanake lokañca paññāpemi lokasamudayañca lokanirodhañca lokanirodhagāminiñca paṭipadan. (AN4.45)

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Re: Question

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:51 am

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Re: Question

Postby acinteyyo » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:52 am

:goodpost:

so rather somithing towards "increasing wisdom"...
Pubbe cāhaṃ bhikkhave, etarahi ca dukkhañceva paññāpemi, dukkhassa ca nirodhaṃ. (M.22)
Api cāhaṃ, āvuso, imasmiṃyeva byāmamatte kaḷevare, sasaññimhi samanake lokañca paññāpemi lokasamudayañca lokanirodhañca lokanirodhagāminiñca paṭipadan. (AN4.45)

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Re: Question

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:05 pm

Excellent, so it looks like I got it right on this one. :)

Thanks Bhante and for the links too.
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Re: Question

Postby Zom » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:58 pm

Thanks for information,

But I was also told there is a variant that "vuddho" is in reality "vudho" (one "d") from a word "avudho".
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