Kottha, aka: Koṭṭha; 3 Definition(s)


Kottha 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)

The drum of Narasiha, which he gave to Manavamma in order that the latter might induce the people to accompany him in the ships. When they heard the drum they thought it was beaten by Narasiha and forthwith went on board. Cv.x1vii.51.

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).

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koṭṭha : (m.) the abdomen; a cell; a store-room.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

1) Koṭṭha, 3 (cp. Sk. kuṭṭha) N. of a plant, Costus speciosus (?) J. V, 420. (Page 228)

2) Koṭṭha, 2 a bird J. VI, 539 (woodpecker?). (Page 228)

3) Koṭṭha, 1 (m. nt.) (Sk. koṣṭha abdomen, any cavity for holding food, cp. kuṣṭa groin, and also Gr. ku/tos cavity, kuζdos pudendum muliebre, kuζtis bladder = E. cyst, chest; Lat. cunnus pudendum, Ger. hode testicle) anything hollow and closed in (Cp. gabbha for both meanings) as — 1. the stomach or abdomen Miln. 265, Vism. 357; Sdhp. 257.—2. a closet, a monk’s cell, a storeroom, M. I, 332; Th. 2, 283 (?)=ThA, 219; J. II, 168. ‹-› 3. a sheath, in asi° Vin. IV, 171.

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.

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