Lohitaka; 4 Definition(s)


Lohitaka 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)

[Lohitaka in Theravada glossaries]

One of the Chabbaggiya. The followers of Lohitaka and Pandu were not as undesirable as the other heretics (Sp.iii.4, 6). See Pandu Lohitaka.

(Source): Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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

[Lohitaka in Pali glossaries]

lohitaka : (adj.) red.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Lohitaka, (adj.) (fr. lohita) 1. red M. II, 14; A. IV, 306, 349; Ap. 1; Dhs. 247, 617. —°upadhāna a red pillow D. I, 7; A. I, 137; III, 50; IV, 94, 231, 394; °sāli red rice Miln. 252.—2. bloody Pv. I, 78 (pūti° gabbha); Vism. 179, 194. (Page 590)

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

[Lohitaka in Sanskrit glossaries]

Lohitaka (लोहितक).—a. (-tikā f.) Red.

-kaḥ 1 A ruby; लयनेषु लोहितकनिर्मिता भुवः (layaneṣu lohitakanirmitā bhuvaḥ) Śi.13.52.

2) The planet Mars.

3) A kind of rice.

-kam 1 Bell-metal.

2) Calx of brass.

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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