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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Huhunka:The descriptive name of a brahmin who visited the Buddha at theAjapālanigrodha seven days after his Enlightenment and asked him questions regarding the true brahmin.The Buddha explained the matter,but made no impression on him (Vin.i.2; see also Ud.i.4; UdA.54; cf.Mtu.iii.325).

Buddhaghosa explains that the brahmin was a ditthamangalika,filled with haughtiness and wrath,and went about uttering the sound ”hu-hum.” hence his name.

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