Jataka meaning

jätə-kə
Any of a genre of Buddhist texts containing stories about a former birth of Gautama Buddha.
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Origin of jataka

  • Sanskrit Jātakam from neut. of jātaka- engendered (by), born (under) from jāta- past participle of janate he is born genə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition