Kalapatrika, Kālapātrika, Kala-patrika: 4 definitions


Kalapatrika 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.

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

Kālapātrika (कालपात्रिक).—adj. or subst. m., (a monk) with black (alms-) bowl: Mahāvyutpatti 8749; rendered lit. in Tibetan and Chin.; the Kyōtō ed. suggests that it means a bad, unworthy monk, nothing that it is followed by saṃjñā-bhikṣu and pratijñā-(bh°), qq.v.; this is confirmed Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya iv.67.2, 3 (term of abuse). See kālapattrika.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kālapātrika (कालपात्रिक):—[=kāla-pātrika] [from kāla] m. a kind of mendicant whose alms-dish is painted black, [Buddhist literature]

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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 (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.

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