Kathalla, Kaṭhalla: 3 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kaṭhalla (कठल्ल).—Gravel.

Derivable forms: kaṭhallaḥ (कठल्लः).

See also (synonyms): kaṭhalya.

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

Kaṭhalla (कठल्ल) or Kaṭhala or Kaṭhalya 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.

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

Kaṭhalla (कठल्ल):—[from kaṭh] n. idem, [ib.]

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