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Tripitaka

[ trih-pit-uh-kuh ]

noun

, Buddhism.


Tripitaka

/ trɪˈpɪtəkə /

noun

  1. Buddhism the three collections of books making up the Buddhist canon of scriptures


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Tripitaka1

< Sanskrit, equivalent to tri- tri- + piṭaka basket
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Tripitaka1

from Pali tri three + pitaka basket
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Example Sentences

A whiny, somewhat dimwitted holy man, Tripitaka needs all the help he can get.

He was well acquainted with the Tripitaka and especially versed in the Vinaya or rules of discipline.

In another inscription Asoko recommended the study of the Tripitaka and mentioned titles of the books.

But the Vedas, the Homeric poems, the Tripitaka as well, existed in memory long before they were committed to writing.

It is also stated that an old Chinese catalogue of the Tripitaka does not name Aśvaghosha as the author.

There are, however, two non-Buddhist books in the Chinese Tripitaka.

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