Kukula, Kukūla, Ku-kula: 11 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

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

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

1) Kukūla (कुकूल) refers to “glowing coals” and represents one of the four utsadas of the Avīci hell according to the “world of transmigration” section in the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXVII).—Accordingly, “they are forcibly pushed into the glowing coals (kukūla) and made to carry the glowing coals”.

2) Kukūla (कुकूल) refers to the “hell of blazing coals” and is one of the “eight hells of fire and flame” forming part of the sixteen utsadas (secondary hells) sitauted outside of the eight great hells, according to the “world of transmigration” section in the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXVII).—Accordingly, “people have violated the pure precepts (viśuddhaśīla) and the monastic code (pravrajita-dharma); they have induced laypeople (avadātavasana) to distrust the Buddhist path; they have thrown people into a ditch filled with fire; they have roasted beings while they were still alive. For all these reasons, they fall into the hell of blazing coals (kukūla): hot blazing coals burn these damned up to their knees”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kukūla (कुकूल).—1 Chaff; कुकूलानां राशौ तदनु हृदयं पच्यत इव (kukūlānāṃ rāśau tadanu hṛdayaṃ pacyata iva) U.5.38.

2) A fire made of chaff.

-lam 1 A hole, ditch (filled with stakes).

2) An armour, mail.

Derivable forms: kukūlaḥ (कुकूलः), kukūlam (कुकूलम्).

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Kukūla (कुकूल).—A hole filled with stakes. °लः (laḥ) A fire made of chaff; कुकूलं शङ्कुभिः कीर्णे श्वभ्रे ना तु तुषानले (kukūlaṃ śaṅkubhiḥ kīrṇe śvabhre nā tu tuṣānale) Nm.

Derivable forms: kukūlam (कुकूलम्).

Kukūla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ku and kūla (कूल).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Kukūla (कुकूल).—nt. (in Sanskrit chaff; a fire made of chaff), name of a hell (according to Tibetan heading, a cold hell): Mahāvyutpatti 4937; v.l. kukkula, q.v.; Tibetan me ma mur, apparently coals in a pit or the like.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kukūla (कुकूल).—n.

(-laṃ) 1. A hole filled with stakes. 2. Conflagration of chaff. 3. Armour, mail. E. ku the earth, and kūla a bank, &c.

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

1) Kukūla (कुकूल):—mn. chaff, [Prabodha-candrodaya]

2) conflagration or fire made of chaff, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) n. a hole filled with stakes, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) armour, mail, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kukūla (कुकूल):—(laṃ) 1. n. A hole filled with stakes; conflagration of chaff; armour, mail; bank of earth.

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

Kukūla (कुकूल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kukūla.

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Kukula 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Kukūla (कुकूल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kukūla.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kukūla (ಕುಕೂಲ):—

1) [noun] a fire made of chaff or husks.

2) [noun] a hole, ditch filled with stakes.

3) [noun] a table land by the side of a hill.

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Kukūḷa (ಕುಕೂಳ):—[noun] = ಕುಕೂಲ [kukula].

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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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