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Abhijāti

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abhijāti : [f.] 1. rebirth; descent; 2. species.

Abhijāti (f.) abhi + jāti 1. Species.

Only as t. t. in use by certain non -- Buddhist teachers.

They divided mankind into six species, each named after a colour D i.53, 54; A iii.383 ff. (quoted DA i.162) gives details of each species.

Two of them, the black and the white, are interpreted in a Buddhist sense at D iii.250, M ii.222, and Netti 158.

This interpretation (but not the theory of the six species) has been widely adopted by subsequent Hindu writers. -- 2. Rebirth, descent, Miln 226

abhi-jāti f. descent, birth Comm. on Nir. ix, 4
• ifc. ○tīya (f. ā) R. vi, 10, 24


abhijāti, ābhijāti ([abhi全面]+[jāti生]): f. 全面生

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