Kathala, Kaṭhala: 4 definitions

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Kathala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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

[«previous next»] — Kathala in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kaṭhala : (nt.) postsherd.

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

Kaṭhala, (Sk. kaṭhara (°la, °lla, °lya: all found in Av. S and Divy), to kṛṇāti; cp. khāṭi) gravel, pebble, potsherd J. III, 225; V, 417; VvA. 157; combined with sakkhara at D. I, 84=A. I, 9, and in simile at A. I, 253. As f. combined with kaṭṭha at A. I, 124=Pug. 30, 36; A. III, 6; as m. in same combination at Vism. 261. (Page 178)

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Kathala, (potsherd) spelling at Vism. 261 for kaṭhala. (Page 184)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kathalā (कथला).—m (kathīla) The itch of cattle, scab.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Kaṭhala (कठल) or Kaṭhalya or Kaṭhalla or Kaḍhalya.—m. (in Pali only kaṭhala; not in Sanskrit or Prakrit), gravel, regularly associated with śarkara, sand or pabbles; kaṭhala noted only Divyāvadāna 45.10 and Avadāna-śataka i.64.3 (v.l. °lla); kaḍhalya only Lalitavistara 39.22 (with all mss.), also v.l. Lalitavistara 276.21; kaṭhaṇṇa erroneously printed for kaṭhalla (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 37.5; 525.20; kaṭhalya Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 144.9; Divyāvadāna 155.24; Lalitavistara 301.10; Mahāvastu iii.69.11; Avadāna-śataka i.139.12; Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 79.4; kaṭhalla in the rest below; masc. wherever used as noun with generically distinctive forms, Mahāvyutpatti 5304 °llaḥ = Tibetan gyo mo, gravel; Mahāvastu i.308.2 aśuci-pāṣāṇa- śarkara-kaṭhallā bhūmiṃ praviśanti; (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 525.20 kaṭhal- laḥ (text °ṇṇaḥ) śarkarāṅgāraḥ; other substantival oc- currences, Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 268.3 tṛṇa-kāṣṭha-kaṭhalleṣu yathā māyā virājate (Suzuki translation(s) bricks, which is another meaning of Tibetan gyo mo but surely inappropriate here); Mahāvastu i.15.10 macchā kaṭhalla-gatā (mss. kabhalla°) yathā, like fish on gravel; Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 79.4 (pṛthivyāṃ) śarkara-kaṭhalyādīni… prādurbhavanti; usually in adj. cpds., especially apagata- pāṣāṇa-śarkara- (or °sark°) -kaṭh° Mahāvastu iii.79.18; 141.16; 255.9; Divyāvadāna 45.10; 155.23—24; 441.12—13; 460.16; Avadāna-śataka i.64.3; 76.2; 97.3—4; 107.10; 139.11—12; 144.11; Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 144.9; apagata-śarkara- (°sark°)-kaṭh° Mahāvastu iii.69.11; 266.9; Lalitavistara 276.21; apagata-pāṣāṇa-kaṭh° (printed kaṭhaṇṇa)-bhas- māṅgāra- (etc.) (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 37.5; utsanna-śarkarākaṭh° Gaṇḍavyūha 328.25; ākīrṇa-śarkara-(°sark°) -kaṭh° Lalitavistara 301.10; Gaṇḍavyūha 166.18—19; -śarkara-kaṭhallākīrṇāyāṃ (…dharaṇyāṃ) Gaṇḍavyūha 226.6.

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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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