Kilikilayati, Kilikilāyati: 1 definition



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

Kilikilāyati, (denom. fr. kili with reduplication) to tinkle J. V, 206; (frequent fr. kili or den. fr. kilikilā; cp. kilakilā “shouting for joy” AvŚ I. 48 and in cpd. hāhākārakilakilā “shouting hā-hā and hail-hail” ibid. I. 67 MVastu III, 312 and Divy 459). See also kiṇakiṇāyati. Note.—Kil is one of the variations of the sound-imitating qel, which otherwise appears as qal, qul in Gr. kel-ados, L. cal-are, Ohg. hell-an (cp. Sk. krandati?) also Gr. klάzw, L. clango, Goth. hlahjan (“laugh”) and in Sk kolāhala, kokila, cp. cuculus (cuckoo) and perhaps Sk. ululī, ulūka (owl), Gr. o)lolu/zw, L. ululare. See also the cognate qer under kitti. (Page 216)

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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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