Kilika, Kīlika, Kīlikā: 6 definitions



Kilika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

Source: Bhoja’s Mechanical Garden

Kīlikā (कीलिका) refers to the “pin” (of a mechanical/magical wooden doll).—[...] One is reminded of the damsel Somaprabhā’s little basket (karaṇḍikā) of wooden dolls (dārumaya... putrikā) brought to entertain her friend Kaliṅgasenā in Somadeva’s eleventh-century Kathāsaritsāgara. These wooden putrikās—perceptively translated at one point by Tawney as “toys”—are further described by Somadeva as both “magical” and “mechanical” (māyāyantra-putrikā), for with the pull of a pin (kīlikā), they performed amazing tasks like flying through the air to fetch garlands or water or dancing and conversing on command.

Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (Kāvya)

Kīlikā (कीलिका) in Sanskrit refers to a “stake, ankle”, as is mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—(BR: Hemadri 1, 291, 19; CDIAL 3202); also “stake” to mark the borders ( Sircar 1966 p. 158). The word is attested in a proverbial expression kīlikā-bhaṅgaṃ pratiīkṣ [?] “to be patient” (‘Lexical Studies in Jaina Sanskrit’ p. 120-121).

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Kīlika (कीलिक) refers to the fifth of the “six varieties of joints” (saṃhanana).—There are 6 varieties of joints; in the fifth (kīlika) the bones are merely bolted together.—(cf. Samavāyāṅgasūtra 155, p. 150; Sthānāṅgasūtra 494, p. 357.)

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

Kīḷikā, (f.) play, sport, amusement; always —°, like kumāra° D. II, 196; uyyāna° (sport in the garden) J. III, 275; IV, 23, 390; udaka° ThA. 186. (Page 217)

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kīlikā (कीलिका).—The pin of an axle.

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

Kīlikā (कीलिका):—[from kīlaka > kīl] f. a pin, bolt, [Pañcatantra; Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

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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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