Lohitanka, Lohitaṅka: 3 definitions
Lohitanka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.
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lohitaṅka : (m.) a ruby.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Lohitaṅka, (lohita+aṅka) a ruby A. IV, 199, 203; Ap 2; Vv 363; VvA. 304. See masāragalla for further refs. ‹-› Note. The word is not found in Vedic and Class. Sk.; a later term for “ruby” is lohitaka. In the older language lohitāṅga denotes the planet Mars. (Page 590)
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.
Lohitāṅka (लोहिताङ्क) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Lohiaṃka.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text: Lohiamka, Kajjopakkamaka, Lohitika, Lohitaka, Masaragalla, Veluriya.
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