Cailaka: 5 definitions
Cailaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Alternative spellings of this word include Chailaka.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Cailaka (चैलक).—A Buddhist mendicant.
Derivable forms: cailakaḥ (चैलकः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Cailaka (चैलक).—(1) m. (from Sanskrit cela or caila, cloth), a monk (compare Burnouf, Intr., 57; Lotus, 392; Kern, [Sacred Books of the East] 21.186 note 1), said to mean, specifically, one who wears no more than a (loin-)cloth: te cailaka-bhūta Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 192.9 (verse), turned into monks; but most mss. read celaka, ceḍaka, or cellaka, or the like; (2) nt. (= Sanskrit cela, caila, also celaka, see Schmidt, Nachträge; AMg. celaa), cloth: °kaṃ, acc. sg., Mahāvastu iii.163.9 (prose).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Cailaka (चैलक):—[from caila] m. ‘clothed with a cela (?)’, a, [Buddhist literature] mendicant, [Buddhist literature] (cf. celuka.)
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