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Vedehamuṇi

A name given to Ānanda. (S.i.215, 219; cf. Mhv.iii.36; Ap.i.7; DhSA., p.1).

The Commentary explains Vedeha by paṇḍita. (Vedehamuṇino ti paṇḍitamuṇino. Paṇḍito hi ñāṇasaṅkhātena vedena īhati sabbakiccāni karoti, tasmā vedeho ti vuccati. Vedeho ca so muṇi cāti = Vedehamuṇi).

The Apadāna Commentary (ApA.i.106), however, gives another explanation, according to which Ānanda was the son of a Videha lady (Videharaṭṭhe jātā, tassā deviyā putto).

SA.ii.132 ; cf. MT.149 (vedena paññāya īhati pavattatīti = vedeho).

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