Solasa, Soḷasa, Sholasha: 4 definitions


Solasa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Soḷasa can be transliterated into English as Solasa or Soliasa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Pali-English dictionary

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

Soḷasa, (num. card.) (Sk. ṣoḍaśa) sixteen D. I, 128; Sn. 1006; J. I, 78 (lekhā); II, 87; III, 342 (atappiya-vatthūni); V, 175; VI, 37; Miln. 11 (palibodhā); DhA. I, 129 (°salākā); IV, 208 (°karīsa-matta). Instr. soḷasahi D. I, 31, & soḷasehi D. I, 139; Gen. soḷasannaṃ J. IV, 124. Very frequent in measures of time & space. —°vassa° (16 years ... ) J. I, 231, 285; II, 43; IV, 7; VI, 10, 486; DhA. I, 25 and passim. The fem. °-sī acts as num. ord. “sixteenth, ” in phrase kalaṃ nagghati soḷasiṃ he is not worth a sixteenth particle of A. IV, 252; S. III, 156; V, 44, 343; Dh. 70; It. 19. (Page 726)

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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 dictionary

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

Ṣolaśa (षोलश):—[=ṣo-Laśa] [from ṣo-ḍa] etc. for ṣoḍaśa q.v.

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Solasa (सोलस) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Ṣoḍaśan.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Soḷasa (ಸೊಳಸ):—[noun] = ಸೊಳಸಿ [solasi].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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