Lokantara, Lokāntara, Loka-antara: 6 definitions


Lokantara 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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Pali-English dictionary

[«previous (L) next»] — Lokantara in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

lokantara : (nt.) a different world; the space between the worlds.

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

Lokantara refers to: the space between the single worlds J. I, 44 (V. 253: Avīcimhi na uppajjanti, tathā lokantaresu ca).

Note: lokantara is a Pali compound consisting of the words loka and antara.

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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

[«previous (L) next»] — Lokantara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lokāntara (लोकान्तर).—'another world', the next world, future life; लोकान्तरसुखं पुण्यं तपोदानसमुद्भवम् (lokāntarasukhaṃ puṇyaṃ tapodānasamudbhavam) R.1.69;6.45; लोकान्तरं गम्-प्राप् (lokāntaraṃ gam-prāp) &c. 'to die'.

Derivable forms: lokāntaram (लोकान्तरम्).

Lokāntara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms loka and antara (अन्तर).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Lokāntara (लोकान्तर).—n.

(-raṃ) Another world. E. loka, and antara other.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Lokāntara (लोकान्तर).—[neuter] another world, the Beyond.

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

Lokāntara (लोकान्तर):—[from loka > lok] n. another world, the next w°, a future life (raṃgam or √, to go into the next w°, die), [Kāvya literature; Bhāgavata-purāṇa, 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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