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This site is online Pāḷi Dictionary (Pāli to Chinese, Pāli to English, Pāli to Japanese, Pāli-Vietnamese, Pāli-Burmese). The source of the dictionaries come from Pali Canon E-Dictionary Version 1.94 (PCED). The source code of this website is at pali repository on GitHub, and the data of this website is at data repository on GitHub. Any suggestion or questions? Welcome to contact me.

Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Sāmadevi:A favourite of King Bhātika of Ceylon.On one occasion a large number of men were charged before the king with having eaten beef.He inflicted a fine,but,as they were unable to pay,he appointed them as scavengers to the palace.One of them had a beautiful daughter,Sāmadevī,whom the king liked and installed in his harem.Owing to her,her kinsmen,too,lived happily.VibhA.440.

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