Ulloka: 2 definitions


Ulloka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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

Ulloka, (ud + lok°) doubtful in its meaning; occurs at Vin. I, 48 = II. 209 as ullokā paṭhamaṃ ohāreti, trsl. Vin Texts by “a cloth to remove cobwebs”, but better by Andersen, Pāli Reader as “as soon as it is seen”; at Vin. II, 151 the translators give “a cloth placed under the bedstead to keep the stuffing from coming out”. See on term Morris J. P. T. S. 1885, 31.—In cpd ulloka-paduma at J. VI, 432 it may mean “bright lotus” (lit. to be looked at). See ulloketi. (Page 156)

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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: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Ulloka (उल्लोक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ulloya.

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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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