Selaka, Shelaka: 4 definitions


Selaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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

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

Selaka, (sela+ka) “rocky, ” a kind of copper (cp. pisāca) VbhA. 63. (Page 723)

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śēlakā (शेलका).—a Best, principal, chief, choice, excellent, fine. Applied boundlessly; and applied, as ad, both in the sense Excellently, finely, grandly, capitally &c., and in the sense Exactly, closely, just, in many of the applications of acānaka.

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

śēlakā (शेलका).—a Best, principal. ad Finely: exactly.

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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 dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Selaka (सेलक).—name of a (legendary ?) knight to whom King Śreṇiya compares the Bodhisattva: udagro tvam asi rājñaḥ aśvāroho va °ko Mahāvastu ii.199.11 (verse); the Pali parallel passage, Sn 420—421, lacks any such words; AMg. knows a pious king Selaa, Selaga, assumed to represent Sanskrit *Śai- laka ([Ardha-Māgadhī Dictionary]), but it seems doubtful whether he is the same person.

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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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