Is there anything for Buddhist texts equivalent to the typical way of citing Biblical verses? (e.g. John 1:1)

[Related question on Tripitaka Section Numbering.]

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As I keep looking myself, this seems to be less well-specified than one might hope. But a couple of useful things so far lead me to one option being something like:

DN 16 (PTS DN ii 72)

Trouble is, although that's probably quite a precise form, it's for the Pali. See below for the references that help explain it.


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