Kosalla: 3 definitions
Kosalla means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
kosalla : (nt.) proficiency; cleverness.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Kosalla, (nt.) (der. fr. kusala) proficiency. There are 3 kinds mentioned at D. III, 220, Vbh. 325 & Vism. 439 sq. , viz. āya°, apāya° and upāya°; at Dhs. 16=20=292= 555=Nd2 ad paññā it is classed between paṇḍicca and nepuñña. See also Pug. 25; Vism. 128 sq. (appanā°), 241 sq. (uggaha° & manasikāra°), 248 (bojjhaṅga°); PvA. 63, 99 (upāya°). (Page 230)
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.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
1) Kosalla (कोसल्ल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kauśalya.
2) Kosallā (कोसल्ला) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kauśalyā.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
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Starts with: Kosallaya.
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