Cirakalam, Cirakālaṃ, Cira-kalam: 3 definitions
Cirakalam means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
cirakālaṃ : (adv.) a long time.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Cirakālaṃ refers to: (adv.) a long time frequent e.g. PvA.19, 45, 60, 109;
Note: cirakālaṃ is a Pali compound consisting of the words cira and kālaṃ.
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Cirakālam (चिरकालम्):—[=cira-kālam] [from cira-kāla > cira] ind. for a long time, [Pañcatantra; Brahma-purāṇa; Ṛg-veda i, 125, 1; Sāyaṇa]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Ends with: Nacirakalam.
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