1. A close companion of the Buddha, who was present at his death. To him is attributed the recitation and thus preservation of Anguttara-Nikāya.
2. Theravādin Buddhist scholar of uncertain date (but within centuries either side of 10th cent. CE), author of Abhidhammattha-sangaha which summarizes Theravādin teaching.
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