Kuddalaka, Kuddālaka: 7 definitions


Kuddalaka means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Kuddalaka in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Kuddālaka (कुद्दालक) refers to one of the six teachers mentioned in the Sunetrasūtra (cf the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter XIV).—Accordingly:—The Sunetrasūtra which is in Aṅguttara lists six teachers (satthā), ferrymen, completetly renounced (vītarāga), having several hundreds of disciples to whom they taught the doctrine of participating in the world of Brahmā (viz., Brahmaloka). To criticize or insult them would be a grave demerit. These six teachers are Sunetra, Mugapakkha, Aranemi, Kuddālaka, Hatthipāla Jotipāla.

Note: Buddhaghosa does not comment on this passage, but these six teachers are probably earlier births of the Buddha.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kuddalaka in Pali glossary
Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Kuddālaka, =prec. DhA. I, 266. (Page 221)

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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

[«previous next»] — Kuddalaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kuddālaka (कुद्दालक).—

1) A spade, hoe; समासाद्य किलं तच्चाप्यखनन्सगरात्मजाः कुद्दालैः (samāsādya kilaṃ taccāpyakhanansagarātmajāḥ kuddālaiḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.17.23.

2) The Kāñchana tree.

-lakam A copper pitcher.

2) A measure; एकेन कुद्दालकेन खारीसहस्रम् (ekena kuddālakena khārīsahasram) Mahābhārata on P.II.1.69.

Derivable forms: kuddālakaḥ (कुद्दालकः).

See also (synonyms): kuddāra, kuddāla.

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

1) Kuddālaka (कुद्दालक):—[from kuddala] mn. (?) a spade or hoe, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] n. a copper pitcher, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Kuddalaka 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kuddalaka in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kuddālaka (ಕುದ್ದಾಲಕ):—[noun] = ಕುದ್ದಾಲ - [kuddala -] 1.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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