Kolanna, Kolañña: 2 definitions


Kolanna means something in 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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

, also called Samana Kolanna - A cakkavatti, king of Kalinga. He travelled through the air, mounted on his state elephant, but he could not pass over the Bodhi tree. Mil.256; cp. J.iv.232, which evidently refers to him, though the name is not given.

context information

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

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

Kolañña, (adj.) (fr. kula) born of (good) family (cp. kulaja); as —°, belonging to the family of ... D. I, 89; DA. I, 252; Miln. 256.—khīṇa-kolañña (adj.) one who has come down in the world Vin. I, 86. (Page 229)

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context information

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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