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nīla aggi

Postby Inoshi » Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:51 pm

What do you interpret this to mean in English: nīla aggi

Plain and/or simple?!

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Re: nīla aggi

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:02 pm

blue fire ?

In what context was it used?
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Re: nīla aggi

Postby Inoshi » Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:30 pm

My own - although fire translated as flame . . . close enough.

Do you have other context on this?

I find the idea of bue in Pali interesting in that it seems to come from darkness. Is there another conception of blue (not a value judgement, just observation).

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Re: nīla aggi

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:12 pm

This is true from what I have seen too. For example, nīla is used to describe the "dark" complexion of Moggallana and Uppalavanna.

Uppalavanna is described as having the "hue of a blue lotus" and having dark complexion.
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Re: nīla aggi

Postby Inoshi » Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:53 pm

interesting thanks!

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Re: nīla aggi

Postby Ytrog » Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:58 pm

I use the Chrome plugin from this site for Pali: http://pali.sirimangalo.org/

It is made by Bhante

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Re: nīla aggi

Postby Inoshi » Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:50 pm

I'll look into this tks.

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Re: nīla aggi

Postby Inoshi » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:39 pm

:idea:

Now, curious, how to render in Pali script(s)?

Pointers appreciated.


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Re: nīla aggi

Postby Dmytro » Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:59 am

All the links work. To get the converter, you have to click again on the page that opens.

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http://www.omniglot.com/writing/brahmi.htm
http://www.ancientscripts.com/brahmi.html


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Re: nīla aggi

Postby Inoshi » Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:41 pm

It appears that aggi would be agni in Sinhalese.


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