Kotthasa, Kottha-asa, Koṭṭhāsa: 3 definitions



Kotthasa 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)

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

M (Compound, gathering). The 32 kotthasas are the 32 parts of the body.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

koṭṭhāsa : (m.) share; ration; portion.

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

Koṭṭhāsa refers to: (=koṭṭha +aṃsa) share, division, part; °koṭṭhāsa (adj.) divided into, consisting of. K. is a prose word only and in all Com. passages is used to explain bhāga: J. I, 254; 266; VI, 368; Miln. 324; DhA. IV, ; 108 (=pada), 154; PvA. 58, 111, 205 (kāma°=kāmaguṇā); VvA. 62; anekena k°-ena infinitely PvA. 221. (Page 228)

Note: koṭṭhāsa is a Pali compound consisting of the words koṭṭha and āsa.

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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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