Loṇa, Lona: 8 definitions

Introduction

Loṇa means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

Lona (लोन)—One of the field-crops mentioned in the Jātakas.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

loṇa : (nt.) salt. (adj.), salty.

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

Loṇa, (nt.) (cp. Sk. lavaṇa, for which see also lavaṇa. The Prk. form is loṇa) salt; as adj. , salty, of salt, alkaline.—Vin. I, 202 (loṇāni bhesajjāni alkaline medicine, among which are given sāmuddaṃ kāḷaloṇaṃ sindhavaṃ ubbhidaṃ bilaṃ as var. kinds of salt), 220=243 (as flavouring, with tela, taṇḍula & khādaniya); A. I, 210, 250; IV, 108; Miln. 63; DhA. IV, 176 (in simile see below); VvA. 98, 100, 184 (aloṇa sukkha-kummāsa, unsalted). On loṇa in similes cp. J. P. T. S. 1907, 131.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

lōṇa (लोण).—f (lavaṇa S) The name of a plant growing in salt marshes. 2 Saltness or saline matter in a soil.

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lōṇa (लोण).—n A term in the play āṭyāpāṭyā. Earth (as brought or run for) from beyond the lines or ground-traces of this play; such earth betokening the winning of the game. v āṇa, yē, dē.

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lōṇā (लोणा).—m (lavaṇa S or H) A kind of rice. 2 Salt or saltiness (in a soil &c.) 3 fig. Freshness and fleshiness, plumpness and healthy hue (as of animals in good condition). v yē, jā.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

lōṇa (लोण).—n A term in the play āṭyāpāṭyā. Earth (as brought or run for) from beyond the lines or ground-traces of this play; such earth betokening the winning of the game. v āṇa, yē, dē.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Loṇa (लोण).—See लवण (lavaṇa).

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Loṇā (लोणा).—Oxalis Pusilla (Mar. ghoḷa, āṃbotī).

See also (synonyms): loṇī, loṇāmlā.

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

Loṇa (लोण).—(nt.; = Pali id., Sanskrit lavaṇa; Sanskrit Lex. id. in cpds.), salt: so dāni loṇaṃ ca aloṇakaṃ ca…paribhuñjāsi (so mss., Senart °asi) Mahāvastu iii.120.21 (verse); Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 114.8 (verse).

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

1) Loṇa (लोण):—in [compound] for lavaṇa.

2) Loṇā (लोणा):—[from loṇa] f. = -lonāmlā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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. 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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