Lohakumbha, Lohakumbhi, Lohitakumbhiya, Lohakumbhī, Loha-kumbhi: 4 definitions

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Lohakumbha 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

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Lohakumbha in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A Niraya. Beings born there suffer from excessive heat (SNA.i.59; J.iii.22; v. 269). The Niraya extends under the whole of the earth and is four nahutas and one hundred thousand yojanas in depth. It is like a cauldron filled up to the brim with molten metal (SNA.ii.480).

It is said (Mhv.iv.38) that when Kalasoka attempted to extend his patronage to the Vajjiputtaka monks, the devas frightened him with a dream that be had been cast into Lohakumbhi. See also the Lohakumbhi Jataka.

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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

[«previous next»] — Lohakumbha in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

lohakumbhī : (f.) a pot made of copper.

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

Lohakumbhī refers to: an iron cauldron Vin. II, 170. Also N. of a purgatory J. III, 22, 43; IV, 493; V, 268; SnA 59, 480; Sdhp. 195.

Note: lohakumbhī is a Pali compound consisting of the words loha and kumbhī.

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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»] — Lohakumbha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lohakumbhī (लोहकुम्भी).—an iron boiler; लोहकुम्भीश्च तैलस्य क्वाथ्यमानाः समन्ततः (lohakumbhīśca tailasya kvāthyamānāḥ samantataḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 18.2.24.

Lohakumbhī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms loha and kumbhī (कुम्भी).

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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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