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dīgha; : [adj.] long.
1. Dīgha.-A Yakkha chieftain whose help should be sought by followers of the Buddha, when in distress (D.iii.205). The Buddha says (M.i.201f ) that Digha once visited him and spoke to him of the wonderful attainments of Anuruddha, Nandiya and Kimbila, and remarked how fortunate were the Vajjians that these three were dwelling in the Vajji country. Buddhaghosa (MA.i.431) describes Digha as a devarājā and says that his other name was Parajana. His visit to the Buddha was at Gosingasālavana, just before the Buddha left to see Anuruddha and the others.
2. Dīgha.-A thera of Ceylon, and an expert in the Vinaya. Vin.v.3.
3. Dīgha.-A brahmin. He found he could not satisfy other brahmins, even though he gave five bowls of food to each. One day he went to the vihāra, and, in order to test the monks, served them with only one vessel of rice. Thirty monks partook of it and Dīgha was pleased with their great moderation. AA.i.262f.
Description: Dīgha (adj. -- n.) [Ved. dīrgha, cp. Caus. drāghayati to lengthen, *dlāgh as in Gr. dolixo/s (shaft), e)ndelexh/s (lasting etc.; cp. E. entelechy); Lat. indulges; Goth. tulgus (enduring)] 1. (adj.) long D i.17; M i.429; S i.104 (˚ŋ addhānaŋ); Sn 146, 633 (opp. rassa); Dh 60, 409; Pv i.1011 (˚ŋ antaraŋ all the time); ii.955 (id.); Th 1, 646 (˚m -- antare); Dhs 617; KhA 245; PvA 27, 28, 33, 46. See def. at Vism 272. -- dīghato lengthways J vi.185; dīghaso in length Vin iv.279; atidīgha too long Vin iv.7, 8. -- 2. (m.) a snake (cp. M Vastu ii.45 dīrghaka) J i.324; ii.145; iv.330. -- 3. N. of the Dīgha Nikāya ("the long collection") Vism 96.
-- angulin having long fingers (the 4th of the marks of a Mahāpurisa) D ii.17; iii.143, 150; -- antara corridor J vi.349. -- āyu long -- lived (opp. app' āyu) D i.18; J v.71. Also as ˚ka D iii.150; DA i.135; Sdhp 511; -- āvu=˚āyu in the meaning of āyasmant (q. v.) J v.120; -- jāti (f.) a being of the snake kind, a snake DhAiii.322; also as ˚ka at J ii.145; iii.250; iv.333; v.449; DA i.252; -- dasa having long fringes D i.7; -- dassin [Sk. dīrghadarśin] far -- seeing (=sabba -- dassāvin) PvA 196; -- nāsika having a long nose Vism 283. -- bhāṇaka a repeater or expounder of the Dīgha Nikāya J i.59; Vism 36, 266, 286; DA i.15, 131; -- rattaŋ (adv.) [Sk. *dīrgharātraŋ, see Indexes to AvŚ; Divy & Lal. V.; otherwise dīrgha -- kālaŋ] a long time D i.17, 206; A v.194; Sn 649; It 8; J i.12, 72; Pv i.44; ii.1311(˚rattāya=˚rattaŋ PvA 165); Pug 15; DhA iv.24; -- loma long -- haired Vin iii.129; also as ˚ka at J i.484, f. ˚ikā S ii.228; -- sotthiya (nt.) long welfare or prosperity DhA ii.227.