Pāḷi Numbers
(Saṅkhyā)

 

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cover graphic by Ezra Katz (cc at-sa)
cover graphic by Ezra Katz (cc at-sa)

This is a list of commonly found Pāḷi numbers which occur in the literature. Besides giving integers, I have also given fractions where I have noticed they occur, and have added the different forms that are found.

For the first ten numbers I have also included their ordinal form in rounded brackets, after ten they continue simply by adding -ma as the suffix, as in examples 7-10 given below.

The numbers go sequentially up to 105, and other, theoretical, numbers can be inferred from the given examples. After that I have given only forms that I have found used in the Pāḷi books.

As always I am hoping this will be of use to the Pāḷi student, and make reference to numbers easier for those studying and using the language.

Ānandajoti Bhikkhu
December, 2016

 


1: eka (paṭhama)

1.5: diyaḍḍha

2: dvi (dutiya)

2 or 3: dvatti. dvīti

2.5: aḍḍhateyya, aḍḍhatiya

3: ti (tatiya)

3.5: aḍḍhuḍḍha

3 or 4: ticatu, tero*

4: catu, aṭṭhaḍḍha (catuttha)

5: pañca (pañcama)

6: cha (chaṭṭha)

7: satta (sattama)

8: aṭṭha (aṭṭhama)

9: nava (navama)

10: dasa (dasama)

11: ekādasa, ekārasa

12: dvādasa, duvādasa, bārasa

12.5: aḍḍhatelasa

13: terasa, telasa

14: catuddasa, cuddasa, coddasa

15: pañcadasa, paṇṇarasa

16: soḷasa, sorasa

17: sattadasa, sattarasa

18: aṭṭhādasa, aṭṭhārasa

19: ekūnavīsati

20: vīsati, vīsa, vīsā

21: ekavīsati

22: dvāvīsati, dvevīsati, bāvīsati, bāvīsa

23: tevīsati, tevīsa

24: catuvīsati, catuvīsa, catubīsatai

25: pañcavīsati, paṇṇavīsati

26: chabbīsati

27: sattavīsati

28: aṭṭhavīsati

29: ekūnatiṁsati

30: tiṁsati , tiṁsa, tiṁsā, tiṁsaṁ

31: ekatiṁsati

32: dvattiṁsati, dvattiṁsa, battiṁsati

33: tettiṁsati, tettiṁsa

34: catuttiṁsati

35: pañcatiṁsati

36: chattiṁsati

37: sattatiṁsati

38: aṭṭhatiṁsati

39: ekūnacattālīsati

40: cattālīsati, cattālīsaṁ, cattārīsaṁ, cattārīsa, cattārīsā

41: ekacattālisati, ekacattārīsati

42: dvicattālīsati, dvicattārīsati, dvecattālīsati, dvecattārīsati

43: tecattālīsati , tecattārīsati

44: catucattālīsati, catucattārīsati

45: pañcacattālīsati, pañcacattārīsati

46: chacattālīsati, chacattārīsati

47: sattacattālīsati, sattacattārīsati

48: aṭṭhacattālīsati, aṭṭhacattārīsati

49: ekūnapaññāsā

50: paññasa, paññāsa, paññāsaṁ, paṇṇāsā, paṇṇāsaṁ

51: ekapannāsā, ekapaṇṇāsā

52: dvepaññāsā, dvepaṇṇāsā

53: tipaññāsā, tipaṇṇāsā

54: catupaññāsā, catupaṇṇāsā

55: pañcapaññāsā, pañcapaṇṇnāsā

56: chappaññāsā, chappaṇṇāsā

57: sattapaññāsā, sattapaṇṇāsā

58: aṭṭhapaññāsā, aṭṭhapaṇṇāsā

59: ekūnasaṭṭhi

60: saṭṭhi

61: ekasaṭṭhi

62: dvīsaṭṭhi, dvāsaṭṭhi, dvesaṭṭhi

63: tisaṭṭhi, tesaṭṭhi

64: catusaṭṭhi

65: pañcasaṭṭhi

66: chasaṭṭhi

67: sattasaṭṭhi

68: aṭṭhasaṭṭhi

69: ekūnasattati

70: sattati

71: ekasattati

72: dvisattati, dvāsattati, dvesattati

73: tesattati, tisattati

74: catusattati

75: pañcasattati

76: chasattati

77: sattasattati

78: aṭṭhasattati

79: ekūnāsīti

80: asīti,

81: ekāsīti

82: dve-asīti, dvāsīti, diyāsīti

83: te-āsīti, tiyāsīti

84: caturāsīti, cullāsīti

85: pañcāsīti

86: chāsīti

87: sattāsīti

88: aṭṭhāsīti

89: ekūnavuti

90: navuti

91: ekanavuti

92: dvinavuti, dvānavuti, dvenavuti

93: tinavuti, tenavuti

94: catunavuti

95: pañcanavuti

96: channavuti

97: sattanavuti

98: aṭṭhanavuti

99: ekūnasataṁ

< 100: ūnakasataṁ

100: sataṁ, ekasataṁ

101: ekādhisataṁ, ekuttarasataṁ

102: dvādhisataṁ, dvi-uttarasataṁ

103: tayādhisataṁ, tayuttarasataṁ

104: catuttarasataṁ

105: pañcuttarasataṁ

 

108: aṭṭhuttarasataṁ

110: dasasataṁ

111: ekādasa sataṁ

120: vīsuttarasataṁ

150: diyaḍḍhasataṁ

200: dve satāni, disataṁ, dvisataṁ

300: tīṇi satāni

400: cattāri satāni

500: pañca satāni, pañcasataṁ

600: chasataṁ

700: sattasataṁ

800: aṭṭhasataṁ

900: navasataṁ

1,000: sahassaṁ, dasasataṁ, hanuta

1,000+: parosahassa (over a 1,000)

1,000++: anekasahassaṁ (countless 1,000s)

1,200: dvadasasataṁ

1,250: aḍḍhatelasa sataṁ

1,400: catuddasasataṁ

2,000: vīsasataṁ

2,500: aḍḍhateyyasahassaṁ

3,000: tiṁsasataṁ

4,000: cattālīsasataṁ

4,900: ekūnapaññāsasataṁ

5,000: pañcasahassaṁ

6,000: chasahassaṁ

8,000: asītisataṁ

8,400: cattārīsasataṁ, cattālīsasataṁ

8,500: pañcāsītisataṁ

10,000: dasa sahassa, nahuta

14,000: catuddasasahassāni

18,000: aṭṭhārasasahassāni, aṭṭhārasasahassaṁ

24,000: catubbīsasahassāni, catuvīsasahassāni

43,000: ticattārīsasahassāni

51,000: ekapaññāsasahassāni

54,000: catupaññāsasahassāni

63,000: tisoḷasasahassāni

84,000: caturāsītisahassāni

88,000: aṭṭhāsītisahassāni

99,999: ekūnasatasahassāni

100,000: lakkha, satasahassaṁ

100,000+: adhikasatasahassaṁ (exceeding 100,000)

100,000++: anekasatasahassaṁ (countless 100,000s)

6,800,000: aṭṭhasaṭṭhi satasahassaṁ

8,400,000: caturāsītisatasahassaṁ, cullāsīti satasahassaṁ, cūḷāsīti satasahassaṁ

1,000,000: dasa lakkha

1,400,000: catudasa satasahassaṁ

5,000,000: paññāsasatasahassaṁ

10,000,000: koṭi

1,000,000,000: koṭisataṁ

1,000,000,000++: nekoṭisataṁ: countless thousands of millions (countless 1,000,000,000)

10,000,000,000: koṭisahassaṁ

1,000,000,000,000: koṭisatasahassaṁ

100,000,000,000,000: pakoṭi

1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000: koṭippakoṭi

1 + 28 zeros: nahuta

1 + 35 zeros: ninnahuta

1 + 42 zeros: akkhohiṇi

1 + 49 zeros: bindhu

1 + 56 zeros: ambutaṁ

1 + 63 zeros: nirabbutaṁ

1 + 70 zeros: atataṁ

1 + 77 zeros: apapaṁ

1 + 84 zeros: aṭaṭaṁ

1 + 91 zeros: sokandhikaṁ

1 + 98 zeros: uppalaṁ

1 + 105 zeros: kumudaṁ

1 + 112 zeros: padumaṁ

1 + 119 zeros: puṇḍarikaṁ

1 + 126 zeros: kathānaṁ

1 + 133 zeros: mahākathānaṁ

1 + 140 zeros: asaṅkheyyaṁ

uncountable: asaṅkheyyaṁ