Konca, aka: Koñca, Koñcā; 5 Definition(s)


Konca means something in Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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)

1. Konca - See Kancana (1).

2. Konca - One of the three palaces of Vidhura pandita. J.vi.289.

3. Konca - King of Mantavati, and father of Sumedha. Thig.448; ThigA.272f, 281.

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One of the palaces occupied by Dipankara Buddha in his last lay life. Bu.ii.208.

(Source): Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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).


koñca : (m.) a heron.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

1) Koñca, 2 =abbr. of koñca-nāda, trumpeting, in koñcaṃ karoti to trumpet (of elephants) Vin. III, 109; J. VI, 497.

—nāda the trumpeting of an elephant (“the heron’s cry”) (not with Morris, J. P. T. S. 1887, 163 sq. to kruñc. (meaning to bend, cp. Lat. crux, E. ridge), but prob. a contamination of krośa, fr. krus to crow, and kuñja=kuñjara, elephant (q. v.). Partly suggested at Divy 251; see also expln at VvA. 35, where this connection is quite evident. ) J. I, 50; Miln. 76 (in etymol. play with koñca); VvA. 35.—rāva=prec. DhA. IV, 70.—vādikā a kind of bird J. VI, 538. (Page 227)

2) Koñca, 1 (cp. Sk. krauñca & kruñc) the heron, often in combn with mayūra (peacock): Th. 1, 1113; Vv 111, 358; J. V, 304; VI, 272; or with haṃsa Pv. II, 123.—Expld as sārasa VvA. 57; jiṇṇa° an old heron Dh. 155. (Page 227)

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

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

kōñca (कोंच).—f A hole made with a point or end, a puncture. 2 A pointed end; the peak of a turban, an iralēṃ &c.

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kōñca (कोंच) [or चें, cēṃ].—n A prickly creeping plant. It grows out of the jāmbhyā stone, and kāḍhā or decoction is made of its bōṇḍa.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kōñca (कोंच).—f A puncture. A pointed end, the peak of a turban &c.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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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