178Re: [Pali] Re: Mass of Fire Simile, 3rd sentence
- Aug 1, 2001Derek,
Buddhadatta (A Concise Pali-English Dictionary) explains okkamma as an absolutive,
"having gone aside from". From the context of the word, I think we could better
render it as "stepping out of (the highway)" (that is, after seeing the mass of
blaze, the Buddha decided to stop and sit under a tree to use the fire as an object
Derek Cameron wrote:
> Hi, Pali people,
> > disvaana - having seen, past adverbial participle
> from 'passati'
> I treat this as disvaa + na or disvaa + ena, i.e., "having seen it"
> > okkamma - approaching (present participle from 'okkamati')
> > someone approaching
> I assume this refers to the mass of fire "appearing," but what case
> is it? What is the ending -a?
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