Aila; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

1) Aila (ऐल).—Son of Ilā; Purūravas. (See under Ilā).

2) Aila (ऐल).—A member of the court of Yamarāja. (See Śloka 16, Chapter 8, Sabhā Parva, Mahābhārata). In Śloka 65, Chapter 115 of Anuśāsana Parva, it is said that he never ate non-vegetarian food in his life.

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Aila (ऐल).—(Aiḍa)—surname of Purūravas; son of Budha and grandson of Soma; got six sons through Urvaśī; Aila to Kṣemaka, the last king of the lunar race; 100 branches of.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa II. 7. 44; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 28. 1-2; III. 74. 245. Vāyu-purāṇa 1. 106; 85. 17; 90. 45; 91. 10; 99. 266, 432, and 451; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 14. 11.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Aila (ऐल) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.89.55) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Aila) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

aila (ऐल).—ad On this or the near side. In comp. as ailatīra ailakāṇṭha.

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ailā (ऐला).—a Of this, the hither, or nearer side: opp. to pailā.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

aila (ऐल).—ad On this or the near side; in comp. as ailatīra.

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

Aila (ऐल).—[ilāyā apatyaṃ aṇ]

1) Name of Purūravas (son of Ilā and Budha).

2) The planet Mars.

-lam 1 Food, a quantity of food.

2) A particular number.

Derivable forms: ailaḥ (ऐलः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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