Koshika, Kosika, Kośika, Kośikā: 10 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Kośika and Kośikā can be transliterated into English as Kosika or Koshika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Kosika, Kosiya - A rock near Himava where Narada Kassapa had a hermitage. Ap.ii.381.

2. Kosika - A Pacceka Buddha. He once lived in Cittakuta, and Ukkasatika, in a previous birth, seeing him wandering about Himava, lit round him at night one hundred torches and gave him alms. Ap.ii.414.

3. Kosika - A king who was destroyed with his subjects for having insulted a sage. ThagA.i.368.

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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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India history and geography

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Vākāṭakas

Kośika (कोशिक), the headquarters of the mārga in which Aśvatthanagara was situated, cannot, however, be located in its neighbourhood.

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism

Kosika (कोसिक) or Kosikapabbata is the name of a mountain situated in Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—These pabbatas [Kukkura, Kosika, and Kadamba] are stated in the Apadāna (pp. 155, 381 and 382 respectively) to be not very far off from the Himavanta.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kosika : (m.) an owl.

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

Kosika, =kosiya, an owl J. V, 120. (Page 230)

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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

Kośikā (कोशिका).—A drinking vessel.

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

1) Kośikā (कोशिका):—[from kośaka > kośa] a f. a drinking-vessel, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [from kośa] b f. of kośaka q.v.

3) c śin, śilā, etc. See kośa.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Kośikā (कोशिका) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kosiyā.

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Koshika 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kośikā (कोशिका):—(nf) (in Biology) a cell.

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