Sota: 11 definitions


Sota means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

N (Sense of hearing).

Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama

1. Sota means related to ear.

2. Sota means flowing water or water of river or stream.

Source: Dhamma Study: Cetasikas

Ear; Hearing;

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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

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sota : (nt.) the ear. (m.), a stream; torrent; flood.

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

1) Sota, 2 (m. & nt.) (Vedic srotas, nt. , fr. sru; see savati) 1. stream, flood, torrent Sn. 433; It. 144; J. I, 323; sīgha-s. having a quick current D. II, 132; Sn. 319; metaphorically, the stream of cravings Sn. 715 (chinna°; cp. MVastu III, 88 chinna-srota), 1034; S. IV, 292; M. I, 226 (sotaṃ chetvā); It. 114; denotes noble eightfold path S. V, 347; bhava-s. torrent of rebirth S. I, 15; IV, 128; viññāṇa-s. flux of mind, D. III, 105; Nom. sing. soto S. IV, 291 sq.; V, 347; Nom. plur. sotā Sn. 1034; Acc. plur. sotāni Sn. 433; plur. sotāyo (f. (?), or wrong reading instead of sotāso, sotāse (?)) J. IV, 287, 288.—2. passage, aperture (of body, as eyes, ears, etc.), in kaṇṇa° orifice of the ear, and nāsa° nostril, e.g. D. I, 106; Sn. p. 108; J. I, 163, 164 (heṭṭhā-nāsika-s.); Vism. 400 (dakkhiṇa° & vāma-kaṇṇa-s.).

2) Sota, 1 (nt.) (Vedic śrotas & śrotra; fr. śru: see suṇāti) ear, the organ of hearing Vin. I, 9, 34; D. I, 21; Sn. 345 (Nom. pl. sotā); Vism. 444 (defined); Dhs. 601; DhsA. 310;— dibba-sota the divine ear (cp. dibba-cakkhu) D. I, 79, 154; III, 38, 281; dhamma° the ear of the Dhamma A. III, 285 sq. , 350; V, 140; S. II, 43; sotaṃ odahati to listen (carefully) D. I, 230; ohita-s. with open ears A. IV, 115; V, 154; J. I, 129.

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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

sōṭa (सोट).—m (śauḍa S Pride &c.) A long, straight, and thick piece of wood; as for a beam, post, joist, mast, pole, staff: also a lofty tree growing straight up: also an extraordinarily long and thick style (as of the Aloe, Cordage-plant &c.) or kōṅkā (as of the Plantain). 2 Applied also to a tall monument or pillar; to a straight and almost perpendicular staircase or flight of steps; to a road up, or to the side of, a steep mountain. 3 fig. A lubberly dolt; a sturdy boor or lout; a burly and rude fellow: also a man or woman altogether single and sole, i. e. without the appendages of children, followers, or family connections. 4 fig. A tall and upright man.

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sōṭa (सोट).—m An insect infesting corn-crops. It is green, parrot-billed, and of a long and round body.

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sōṭā (सोटा) [or सोंटा, sōṇṭā].—m ( H) A long, thick, and straight piece of wood (as for a mast or post). 2 A club, truncheon, cudgel: also a baton, mace, or staff. 3 fig. The sack hanging out (as from the womb of cows, buffaloes &c.) after the bursting of the liquor amnii or waters. v gāḷa & gaḷa.

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sōta (सोत).—f C sōntī f (sūti or sūta S) The pudendum of a female animal.

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

sōṭa (सोट).—m A long, straight, and thick piece of wood. Fig. A tall and upright man.

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sōṭā (सोटा).—m A club; see sōṭa.

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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: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Soṭā (सोटा):—[Patañjali on Pāṇini 3-1, 27.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Sota in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Soṭā (सोटा):—(nm) see [soṃṭā].

2) Sotā (सोता):—(a) sleeping; (nm) a stream, spring, brook; source; [sotejāgate] always, every moment; —[phūṭanā/bahanā] a stream (of water etc.) to originate/emerge.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sōṭa (ಸೋಟ):—[adjective] = ಸೋಟೆ [sote]1.

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Sōṭa (ಸೋಟ):—[noun] = ಸೋಟೆ [sote]2.

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Sōṭā (ಸೋಟಾ):—[adjective] = ಸೋಟೆ [sote]1.

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Sōṭā (ಸೋಟಾ):—[noun] = ಸೋಟೆ [sote]2.

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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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