Jataka

[ jah-tuh-kuh ]
/ ˈdʒɑ tə kə /

noun Buddhism.

a collection of fables, many concerning former lives of the Buddha.

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Example sentences from the Web for Jataka

  • After a while she made up her mind to relate a Jataka story that night.

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  • But one night she had said instead, "Now let me tell you a Jataka story!"

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  • The fashion is universal among savages; it descends to the Buddha's jataka, or parables, to Æsop and La Fontaine.