Solasa, Soḷasa, Sholasha: 4 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Soḷasa can be transliterated into English as Solasa or Soliasa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Pali-English dictionarySource: 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)
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ṣolaśa (षोलश):—[=ṣo-Laśa] [from ṣo-ḍa] etc. for ṣoḍaśa q.v.
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.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Solasa (सोलस) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Ṣoḍaśan.
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Soḷasa (ಸೊಳಸ):—[noun] = ಸೊಳಸಿ [solasi].
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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