• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tripitaka The three divisions, or “baskets” (pitakas), of buddhist scriptures, -- the Vinayapitaka Skr. Vinayapiṭaka , or Basket of Discipline; Suttapitaka [Pali] , or Basket of Discourses; and Abhidhammapitaka [Pali] , or Basket of Metaphysics.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Tripitaka The complete collection of the northern Buddhist scriptures, in the three divisions of Sutra, Vinaya, and Abhidharma.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tripitaka tri-pit′a-ka the whole body of the northern Buddhist canonical writings, comprising the three divisions of Sutras, or discourses of the Buddha for the laity; Vinaya, or discipline for the order; and Abhidharma, or metaphysics.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Skr. tripiṭaka,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sans. tri, three, pitaka, basket.


In literature:

Catalogue of the Chinese Tripitaka, columns 400 and 401, and Nos.
"Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms" by Fa-Hsien
The tripitaka contain sublime morals and pure aspirations.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
The Abhidharma section of the Chinese Tripitaka (Nanjio, 1272) contains a sastra belonging to this school.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
Some are retained in the Chinese Tripitaka but are superseded by later versions.
"Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
A new collection of the Tripitaka (the ninth) was published 1285-87.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
Against this is the earliest of the Tripitaka versions, 516 A.D., which has only two magic gifts.
"Europa's Fairy Book" by Joseph Jacobs