Kalena, Kālena: 2 definitions


Kalena 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 dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kālena : in proper time; at the right moment.

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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 dictionary

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

1) Kālena (कालेन):—[from kāla] ind. [instrumental case] in the course of time, [Manu-smṛti ix, 246; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] with gacchatā idem, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] dīrgheṇa kālena, during a long time, [Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] after a long time, [Rāmāyaṇa i, 45, 40]

5) [v.s. ...] kālena mahatā or bahunā idem

6) [v.s. ...] kālena kālam from time to time, [Divyāvadāna]

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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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