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Pali for "violet"

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:34 pm
by Inoshi
Anybody know what Pali for "violet" renders as?

Gassho

Re: Pali for "violet"

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:44 pm
by DNS
violet : (adj.) pāṭala; nīlalohita. (m.) puppavisesa.

from MettaNet, Sri Lanka

Re: Pali for "violet"

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:45 pm
by daverupa

Re: Pali for "violet"

Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:15 pm
by Inoshi
Yeah I saw some of those and when I cross referenced some online resources I couldn't get much on the Pali reverse to English. When I do this I get a better understanding on context and usage.

For example nīlalohita is basically saying blue-red in English, quite interesting. Pāṭala and puppavisesa can not be found. I think puppa might be alternately spelled puppHa, and I've found that, but no visesa.

So my next question is does anybody find English translations for these three words? And, does anybody have experience hearing or using this word (violet) in Pali?

pāṭala

nīlalohita

puppavisesa

Re: Pali for "violet"

Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:53 pm
by DNS
rishi wrote: pāṭala
Perhaps pink?

http://www.dhammawiki.com/index.php?tit ... _to_piracy" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

But pink is certainly different from violet.

Re: Pali for "violet"

Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:04 pm
by Inoshi
Huh, yes, thanks!