Re: [Pali] A.t.ta or attha
kathaa mean the spoken (word/matter/points/story - choose contextually). So,
liberally translated, "A.t.takathaa" would mean eight points.
quite often kathaa is also used to mean story. e.g. a book on the life of
Buddha may well be titled "Buddhakathaa" just as a compilation of Buddha's
teachings may be titled "Buddhakathaa"
hope this helps.
On 13 Apr 2007 06:03:34 -0700, johnny pruitt <mahasacham@...> wrote:
> Bhava.m satu paa.livaggii,
> I have noticed that the Paa.lipada for the english word commentary is
> A.t.takathaa. I always asumed that it was atthakathaa. I mistakenly took
> a.t.ta to be the word attha signifining: meaning, purpose, welfare.
> Morover I took kathaa to mean speach or anything related through speach.
> However when I looked up a.t.ta it said it meant eight. Therefore assuming
> that Kathaa means speach does the word for comentary mean "eight speach". I
> am a complete rooky at Pali so any help at this would be helpfull.
> Sukhi hotu mettacittena
> John Pruitt
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