Salla, aka: Shalla, Śalla; 6 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Śalla can be transliterated into English as Salla or Shalla, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[Salla in Theravada glossaries]

M / N Point appearing at the edge of a flat surface.

(Source): Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary
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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

[Salla in Pali glossaries]

salla : (m.) a dart; spike; stake; quill of a porcupine; surgical instrument.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Salla, (nt.) (Vedic śalya, cp. śalākā) an arrow, dart M i. 429 (˚ŋ āharati to remove the a); ii. 216; S iv. 206; J i. 180; v. 49; Sn. 331, 767; Miln. 112; Vism. 503 (visa˚ sting of poison; cp. VbhA. 104 sallaŋ viya vitujjati); often metaphorically of the piercing sting of craving, evil, sorrow etc., e.g. antodosa˚ Miln. 323; taṇhā˚ S i. 40, 192; bhava˚ Dh. 351; rāga˚ DhA iii. 404; PvA. 230; soka˚ Sn. 985; Pv i. 86; KhA 153. Cp. also D ii. 283; Sn. 51, 334, 938; J i. 155; iii. 157; DhA iv. 70. At Nd1 59 seven such stings are given with rāga˚, dosa˚, moha˚, māna˚, diṭṭhi˚, soka˚, kathaṅkathā˚.—abhūḷha˚ one whose sting of craving or attachment is pulled out D ii. 283; Sn. 593; J iii. 390; Pv i. 87 etc. (see abbūḷha). ‹-› Cp. vi˚.

— katta (*kartṛ cp. Geiger P. Gr. § 90, 4) "one who works on the (poisoned) arrow, " i.e. a surgeon M i. 429; ii. 216; Sn. 562; It. 101; Miln. 110, 169; Vism. 136 (in simile); KhA 21 (id.). The Buddha is the best surgeon: Sn. 560; Miln. 215. — kattiya surgery D i. 12 (T. ˚ka); DA. i. 98. — bandhana at Th. 2, 347 take as salla+ bandhana "arrow & prison bond" (ThA. 242 different). — viddha pierced by an arrow Th. 1, 967; Sn. 331; cp. ruppati. — santhana removal of the sting Dh. 275 (=nimmathana abbāhana DhA iii. 404). (Page 699)

(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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Marathi-English dictionary

[Salla in Marathi glossaries]

sallā (सल्ला).—m f ( A) Peace; also armistice or truce; cessation or suspension of war or hostilities. 2 Counsel or advice. v sāṅga, dē, sucava. 3 An ornament for the little finger or the little toe.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sallā (सल्ला) [-llā, -ल्ला].—m f Peace; truce. Advice. A finger-ornament.

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

[Salla in Sanskrit glossaries]

Śalla (शल्ल).—[śall-ac] A frog.

-llam Bark, rind.

Derivable forms: śallaḥ (शल्लः).

(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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