Vasala, Vassala, Vashala: 5 definitions


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

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A mountain near Himava, where lived Sudassana Pacceka Buddha. ThagA.i.88, 395; Ap.ii.451 calls it Cavala.

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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

vasala : (m.) an outcast; a person of low birth.

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

Vasala, (Vedic vṛṣala, Dimin. of vṛṣan, lit. “little man”) an outcaste; a low person, wretch; adj. vile, foul Vin II. 221; Sn. 116—136; J. IV, 388; SnA 183, — f. vasalī outcaste, wretched woman S. I, 160; J. IV, 121, 375; DhA. I, 189; III, 119; IV, 162; VvA. 260.

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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

vasalā (वसला).—m Any figure into which a field or plot is divided in order to measurement or survey. Hence a plot or parcel of any piece of land.

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vasalā (वसला).—m C A tatter, shred, strip, rag. Commonly used pl. v kara, uḍava, karūna ṭāka.

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vāsāḷa (वासाळ).—a (vāsa) That has contracted an offensive smell; fetid, rancid, rank, musty, frowzy.

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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

Vaśālā (वशाला).—(or, v.l., Vaṇālā, Vanālā), name of a city, where the Buddha preached to the brahman Nadin: Mahāvastu iii.325.2, 10. In Pali this incident occurred at the Ajapāla Nigrodha (Nyagrodha), q.v., Vin. i.2.29 ff.

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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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