Kolaka, Kolakā: 13 definitions

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Kolaka 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 Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Kolaka (कौलिक) refers to a variety of prāsāda (upper storey of any building), according to the Mayamata (18.14). In the Śilparatna (32.6), the Kamikāgama (57.8) and the Īśānaśiva (32.70), this variety is known as Kaulika.

Source: OpenEdition books: Architectural terms contained in Ajitāgama and Rauravāgama

Kolaka (कोलक) refers to “unit of measurement for the images § 2.4.”.—(For paragraphs cf. Les enseignements architecturaux de l'Ajitāgama et du Rauravāgama by Bruno Dagens)

Vastushastra book cover
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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Mentioned in a list of tribes. Ap.ii.359.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kolaka : (nt.) pepper.

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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

Kolaka (कोलक).—

1) A kind of village; Māna.9.486.

2) A kind of fort; Māna.1.41.

3) Some fruit or material employed in the foundation-pit.

Derivable forms: kolakam (कोलकम्).

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

Kolaka (कोलक).—(1) (nt.? = Sanskrit kola; possibly dim. -ka; but same phrase repeated next line with kolam), jujube berry: Mahāvastu ii.125.9 (prose) ekaṃ kolakam advitīyam āhāram āhareyam; (2) m., name of a nāga: Mahā-Māyūrī 222.2.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kolaka (कोलक).—n.

(-kaṃ) 1. A kind of perfume: see kakkolaka 2. Long pepper. m.

(-kaḥ) A plant, (Cordia myxta.) E. kul to accumulate, vun aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kolaka (कोलक).—*[masculine] a cert. perfume.

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

1) Kolaka (कोलक):—[from kola] m. Alangium hexapetalum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] Cordia Myxa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] n. a kind of perfume, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

4) [v.s. ...] black pepper, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kolaka (कोलक):—(kaṃ) 1. n. A kind of perfume; long pepper. m. Cordia mixta.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kolaka in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Koḷaka (ಕೊಳಕ):—[noun] an unclean, dirty man.

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Koḻaka (ಕೊೞಕ):—

1) [noun] an unclean, dirty man.

2) [noun] the viper, Daboia elegans, which puffs out poison in its breath, that causes decomposition and putrefaction of the portion of the human body which comes into its contact.

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Kōlaka (ಕೋಲಕ):—

1) [noun] the plant Luvunga eleutherandra of Rutaceae family; trifoliate climbing lime.

2) [noun] its berry.

3) [noun] a perfume made from its berries.

4) [noun] the small, black, pungent fruit of the plant Piper nigrum; black pepper.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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