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Tripitaka

means the “triple basket,” a term applied to the three classes into which the canonical writings of the Buddha are divided- viz. the Soutras, the Vinaya, and the Abidharma. (See these words.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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