Culla; 6 Definition(s)

Introduction

Culla means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Chulla.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

the Minor, equivalent of Cula.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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culla : (adj.) small; minor.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Culla, & cūḷa (adj.) (Sk. kṣulla=kṣudra (P. khudda, see khuddaka), with c: k=cuṇṇa: kṣud) small, minor (opp. mahā great, major), often in conn. with names & titles of books, e.g. c° Anāthapiṇḍika=A jr. J.II, 287, cp. Anglo-Indian chota sahīb the younger gentleman (Hind. chhota=culla); or Culla-vagga, the minor section (Vin.II, ) as subordinate to Mahā-vagga (Vin.I, ), Culla-niddesa the minor exposition (following upon Mahā-niddesa); culla-sīla the si ‘ple precepts of ethics (opp. mahā° the detailed sīla) D.I, 5, etc. Otherwise only in cpds.:

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Culla (चुल्ल).—a. Blear-eyed.

-llaḥ A blear eye.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Culla (चुल्ल).—in cullākṣa, see cūlla.

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Cūlla (चूल्ल).—(°-) (= Pali culla, cūḷa), in cūllākṣa, adj., small- eyed: Mvy 8834 = Tibetan mig chuṅ ba. The Index records also cullākṣa; Mironov only the latter.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Culla (चुल्ल).—mfn.

(-llaḥ-llā-llaṃ) Blear-eyed. m.

(-llaḥ) A blear eye. f. (-llī) 1. A chimney, a fire place. 2. A funeral pile. E. cull to indicate meaning, affix in vā ṅīp; or ni proposition, lac affix implying moisture of the eyes, and cul substituted for ni.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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.

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