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Bhaggava

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Pali MO Hare Horner Punnaji Bodhi Nanamoli Rhys Davids (Mrs)Rhys Davids Thanissaro Walshe Woodward
Bhaggava The Lucky Man, the Potter, Bhaggava The Exalted One The Lord The Sublime One The Blessed One The Blessed One The Blessed One Blessed One The Lord The Exalted One

 

Pali Text Society
Pali English Dictionary
Edited by T. W. Rhys Davids and William Stede
[EDITED ENTRY]

 

Bhaggava: [cp. Sk. *bhārgava, a der. fr. bhr.gu, and bhargah., of same root as Lat. fulgur lightning; Gr. flo/c light; Ger. blitzen, blank; Ags. blanca white horse, all of the idea of "shining, bright, radiant." - How the meaning "potter" is connected with this meaning, is still a problem, perhaps we have to take the word merely as an Epithet at the one passage where it occurs, which happens to be in the Kumbhakāra-jātaka, v. 6, 7. i. e. the "Jātaka of the potter"] potter...J III.381, 382, in voc. bhaggava (m.) and bhaggavī (f.). The terms are not expld in C., evidently because somewhat obscure...

Bhaggavant (adj. n.) [fr. bhagga2, cp. Sk. and P. bhāgyavant] having good luck or auspices, fortunate; in def. of "Bhagavā" at Vism 210... ("bhāgyavā bhaggavā yutto"); with ref. to the 4 qualities implied in the word "Bhagavā,"...

 


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