1. a song, chorus, music Ja.i.32 (dibba˚); (of birds).
  2. proclamation (cp. sangara), rehearsal, general convocation of the Buddhist clergy in order to settle questions of doctrine and to fix the text of the Scriptures. The first Council is alleged to have been held at Rājagaha, Vin.ii.284 sq.; Dpvs iv.; Mvu iii.; DN-a.i.2 sq.; Snp-a.67, Snp-a.483. The second Council at Vesāli Vin.ii.294 sq.; Dpvs.iv.27 sq.; Mhvs.iv; the third at Pāṭaliputta, Dpvs.vii.34 sq.; Mhvs.v.268 sq. A Council of heretics, the so-called Mahāsaṅgīti, is mentioned Dpvs.v.31 sq. Dpvs.v.3. text rehearsed, recension Vin.ii.290; DN-a.i.17; Mil.175 (dhamma˚); text, formula Vin.i.95; Vin.ii.274, Vin.ii.278 On the question of the Councils see especially Franke J.P.T.S. 1908, 1 sq.
  • -kāra editor of a redaction of the Holy Scriptures Snp-a.42 sq., Snp-a.292, Snp-a.394, Snp-a.413 sq., Snp-a.504 and passim; Pv-a.49 Pv-a.70, etc.
  • -kāraka id Ja.i.345
  • -kāla the time of the redaction of the Pāli Canon, or of (one of them, probably the last) the Council Tikp.241; Snp-a.580; Vv-a.270
  • -pariyāya the discourse on the Holy Text DN.iii.271 (Rh. D. “scheme of chanting together”).

fr. saṃgāyati; BSk. sangīti Divy.61