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Pali Word Grammar from Pali Myanmar Dictionary
majjhimadesa: majjhimadesa(pu)
Concise Pali-English Dictionary by A.P. Buddhadatta Mahathera
majjhimadesa:[m.] the middle country including the Ganges basin.
Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Majjhimadesa:The country of Central India which was the birthplace of Buddhism and the region of its early activities.It extended in the east to the town ofKajangala,beyond which wasMahāsāla; on the south-east to the riverSalalavatī; on the south west to the town of Satakannika; on the west to the brahmin village of Thūna; on the north to the Usiraddhaja Mountain.

Vin.i.197; J.i.49,80; Mbv.12; Dvy.21f,extends the eastern boundary to include Pundavardhana,roughly identical with North Bengal.It is interesting to note that in early Brahminical literature (e.g.the Dharmasūtra of Baudhāyana),āryāvarta,which is practically identical with what came to be called Madhyadesa,is described as lying to the east of the region where the Sarasvatī disappears,to the west of the Kālakavana,to the north of Pāripātra,and to the south of the Himālaya.This excludes the whole of Magadha (Baudhāyana i.1,2,9,etc.).

It is also noteworthy that in the Commentaries the Majjhimadesa is extended to include the whole of Jambudīpa,the other continents being Paccantima-janapadā.The term came also to be used in a generic sense.Thus,in Ceylon (Tambapannidīpa)Anurādhapura came to be called the Majjhimadesa (AA.i.165).

The Majjhimadesa was three hundred yojanas in length,two hundred and fifty in breadth,and nine hundred in circumference (DA.i.173).It contained fourteen of the sixteen Mahājanapadas,that is to say all but Gandhāra and Kamboja,which belonged to theUttarāpatha.

The people of Majjhimadesa were regarded as wise and virtuous (J.iii.115,116).It was the birthplace of noble men (purisājanīyā) including the Buddhas (DhA.iii.248; AA.i.265),and all kinds of marvellous things happened there (SNA.i.197).The people of Majjhimadesa considered peacocks’ flesh a luxury.VibhA.10.
Tipiṭaka Pāḷi-Myanmar Dictionary တိပိဋက-ပါဠိျမန္မာ အဘိဓာန္
(ဇမၺဴဒိပ္ကြၽန္း၏) အလယ္ျဖစ္ေသာ အရပ္၊ မဇၩိမေဒသ။ (အေရွ႕လားေသာ္ ဂဇဂၤလနိဂုံး၊ အေရွ႕ေတာင္လားေသာ္ သလႅာဝတီျမစ္၊ ေတာင္လားေသာ္ ေသတကဏၰိကနိဂုံး၊ အေနာက္လားေသာ္ ထူဏပုဏၰားရြာ၊ ေျမာက္လားေသာ္ ဥသိရဒၶဇေတာင္၊ ဤအတြင္းအရပ္သည္ မဇၩိမေဒသမည္၏။ ဝိ၊၃။၂၈၇-၈။ အလ်ားယူဇနာ သုံးရာ၊ အ့နယူဇနာ တစ္ရာ့ငါးဆယ္၊ အဝန္းယူဇနာ ကိုးရာတို႔ျဖင့္ ပိုင္းျခားအပ္ေသာ အရပ္သည္ မဇၩိမေဒသမည္၏။ အံ၊႒၊၁။၇၆။ ဇာ၊႒၊၁။၅၈)။
U Hau Sein’s Pāḷi-Myanmar Dictionary ပါဠိျမန္မာ အဘိဓာန္(ဦးဟုတ္စိန္)

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