Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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A compilation of twenty-seven extracts from the five Nikāya, chiefly from the Khuddakapāṭha. It also includes several suttas and all the well-known Paritta Suttas(q.v.) The date of compilation and the author are not known. There is a commentary to the book called the Sāratthasamuccaya, written by a pupil of Ānanda Vanaratana Thera, and a Sinhalese paraphrase of the eighteenth century, written by Saranaṅkara Saṅgharāja.
See the Introduction to Sāratthasamuccaya (Hemaratne Bequest Series); also Gv.65, 75.