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Sakvala

Postby Will » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:53 pm

What is the language of Sakvala?

It means something like universe or solar system, but where can I find online more details?
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Re: Sakvala

Postby Dhammanando » Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:43 am

Will wrote:What is the language of Sakvala?

It means something like universe or solar system, but where can I find online more details?


Sakavala is the Sinhalese and Indonesian form of the word. If you want English language materials you'd be better off searching for the Pali cakkavāḷa or cakkavāla, or the Sanskrit cakravāḷa or cakravāḍa or cakravāla.
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Re: Sakvala

Postby Will » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:19 am

Dhammanando wrote:
Will wrote:What is the language of Sakvala?

It means something like universe or solar system, but where can I find online more details?


Sakavala is the Sinhalese and Indonesian form of the word. If you want English language materials you'd be better off searching for the Pali cakkavāḷa or cakkavāla, or the Sanskrit cakravāḷa or cakravāḍa or cakravāla.


Thank you very much Venerable! But not having much education I do not understand "Sinhalese and Indonesian form of the word" ? Is Sinhalese the language of Indonesia as well as Sri Lanka?
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Re: Sakvala

Postby Dhammanando » Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:35 am

Will wrote:Thank you very much Venerable! But not having much education I do not understand "Sinhalese and Indonesian form of the word" ? Is Sinhalese the language of Indonesia as well as Sri Lanka?


It's not that Sinhalese is the language of Indonesia, but that both languages have a great number of Sanskrit loanwords, one of which is cakravāḷa. Otherwise they are not at all alike, belonging as they do to entirely different language familes: Sinhalese to the Indo-European, and Indonesian (or Bahasa Indonesia) to the Austronesian.
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Re: Sakvala

Postby Dhammanando » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:15 am

I’ve just checked with the dictionary and it turns out my memory was deceiving me about the form of the Indonesian word. It’s actually ‘cakrawala’. Attached are the dictionary entries for both forms.
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Re: Sakvala

Postby Will » Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:10 pm

For your help Venerable :bow: :bow: :bow:

I did look up the Sanskrit & Pali forms and it turns out to be just another name for the Three Worlds - thanks again.
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