Kapphina, Kapphiṇa: 5 definitions


Kapphina 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.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: The Chronological History of Buddhism

Buddhist texts Avadana-sataka, Manorathapurani and a commentary on Dhammapada tell us that Kapphina or Mahakapphina, the son of Kalpa, was the king of Kukkutavati-nagara (or the town of Lilavati as mentioned in Kapphinabhyudaya) in Dakshinapatha and his wife was Anoja. He was the contemporary of Buddha. He crossed Chandrabhaga river in Orissa to reach Shravasti and accepted Buddhism.

Avadana Sataka and Shivaswami’s Kapphinabhyudaya mentions that Kapphina invaded Shravati. According to Kapphinabhyudaya, Prasenajit was the king of Kosala when Kapphina invaded and 41 vassal kings were under Kapphina including Pandya, Andhra, Utkala and Surashtra. Evidently, King Mahakapphina or Kapphina was the first king of Dakshinapatha who patronized Buddhism.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Kapphiṇa (कप्फिण).—or °na or other vv.ll., see below (see also Mahā-ka°; = Pali Kappina or Mahā-ka°, the only forms noted Malalasekara (Dictionary of Pali Proper Names)), name of one of Buddha's disciples: Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.266.5 ff. (Brāhmaṇa-K°); Kapphiṇa Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 207.4 (vv.ll. °na, Kaphiṇa, Kasphiṇa); Avadāna-śataka ii.102.1 ff. (no v.l.); Kapphina, text, Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 2.4 (vv.ll. Kaphina, Kaṃphina, Kaphilla, Kaphiṇḍa); Kaphila Lalitavistara 1.14 (no v.l. in Lefm., but Tibetan Ka-pi-na); Kaphiṇa (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 64.11.

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

Kapphiṇa (कप्फिण):—m. Name of a man ([Buddhist literature])

[Sanskrit to German]

Kapphina in German

context information

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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