Kusalata, Kusalatā, Kushalata, Kuśalatā: 11 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Kuśalatā can be transliterated into English as Kusalata or Kushalata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Kushalta.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
kusalatā : (f.) cleverness; dexterity; accomplishment.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Kusalatā, (fem. abstr. fr. kusala) (only —°) skill, cleverness, accomplishment; good quality.—lakkhaṇa° skill in interpreting special signs VvA. 138; aparicita° neglect in acquiring good qualities PvA. 67. For foll. cp. Mrs. Rh. D. Dhs. trsl. pp. 345—348; āpatti° skill as to what is an offence; samāpatti° in the Attainments; dhātu° in the Elements; manasikāra° proficiency in attention; āyatana° skill in the spheres; paṭiccasamuppāda° skill in conditioned Genesis; ṭhāna° and aṭṭhāna° skill in affirming (negating) causal conjuncture: all at D. III, 212 and Dhs. 1329—1338; cp. A. I, 84, 94. (Page 224)
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Cleverness, ability, conversancy with (loc.).
2) Acuteness of sensation; यथा यथा निषेवन्ते विषया- न्विषयात्मकाः । तथा तथा कुशलता तेषां तेषूपजायते (yathā yathā niṣevante viṣayā- nviṣayātmakāḥ | tathā tathā kuśalatā teṣāṃ teṣūpajāyate) || Ms.12.73.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-tā) 1. Cleverness, ability. 2. Eloquence. 3. Well-being. E. tal added to the last; also with tva, kuśalatvaṃ.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kuśalatā (कुशलता).—[kuśala + tā], f. Cleverness, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 12, 73.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kuśalatā (कुशलता).—[feminine] ability, skill, cleverness.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kuśalatā (कुशलता):—[=kuśala-tā] [from kuśala] f. cleverness, ability, conversancy with ([locative case]), [Mṛcchakaṭikā]
2) [v.s. ...] acuteness of sensation, [Manu-smṛti xii, 73.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kuśalatā (कुशलता):—(tā) 1. f. Cleverness.
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Kuśalatā (कुशलता):—(von kuśala) f. das Bewandertsein, Geschicklichkeit, Erfahrenheit: yathā yathā nipevante viṣayānviṣayātmakāḥ . tathā tathā kuśalatā teṣāṃ teṣūpajāyate .. [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 12, 73.] kathamasminnapi karmaṇi kuśalatā [Mṛcchakaṭikā 51, 22.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Kuśalatā (कुशलता):—f. das Bewandertsein , Geschicklichkeit , Erfahrenheit in (Loc.).
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Kuśalatā (कुशलता) [Also spelled kushalta]:—(nf) dexterity, skill, deftness; well-being.
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