Kolita: 7 definitions


Kolita means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, biology. 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

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Kolita (कोलित) also known as Kolika.—According to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XVI). Accordingly, “At that time, the master of the oracles had a son whose name was Kiu liu t’o (Kolita) and the name of the family was Ta mou k’ien lien (Mahāmaudgalyāyana). Śāriputra was his friend. Śāriputra was outstanding for his talents and his intelligence, Maudgalyāyana for his fearlessness and vivacity”.

Note: Kolita is also the name of the village where he was born (Mahāvastu III, Dhammapadaṭṭha I); it was located a half-yojana from Rājagṛha. The reading Kolika is found in the Fo pen hing tai king and the Si yu ki, Lin yuan “Forest garden” in the Ken pen chouo… tch’ou kia che.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Kolita [कोळिता] in the Marathi language is the name of a plant identified with Barleria prionitis L. from the Acanthaceae (Acanthus) family having the following synonyms: Barleria appressa, Barleria coriacea, Barleria spicata. For the possible medicinal usage of kolita, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kōlīta (कोलीत).—n A firebrand. Pr. piśācācē hātīṃ kō0.

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kōḷitā (कोळिता).—m A shrubby plant, Barleria Prionitis. Rox.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Kolita (कोलित).—(or Kolika; = Pali, both; in Mahāvastu i.27.4 and 28.4 most mss. Kolika, Senart always °ta), the given name of Maudgalyāyana: Mahāvastu i.5.2; 27.4; 28.4; 30.3; 62.10, 12; story of his conversion, iii.56.16 ff.; in Mahāvyutpatti 1048 Kolita is named in a list of śrāvakas, not juxtaposed with Maudgalyāyana, who is named earlier in the same list. Cf. next.

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

Kolita (कोलित):—m. Name of Maudgalyāyana, [Buddhist literature] ([Divyāvadāna xxvii]).

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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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