Aila: 16 definitions


Aila means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

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: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Aila (ऐल) or Aila Purūravas is the name of an ancient king, according to the Vaṃśānucarita section of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, [...] Aila Purūravas, the most illustrious pious king gets married to Urvaśī, the heavenly damsel who is cursed by Brahmā to spend sometime here on earth. Purūravas begets on her six sons—Āyu, Mayu, Amāyu, Viśvāyu, Śatāyu and Śrutāyu . All these are celebrated like Semi-divine beings (devayonaya).

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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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Vedanta (school of philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: Siva Gita A Critical Study

Aila (ऐल) or Ailagītā refers to one of the sixty-four Gītās commonly referred to in Hindu scriptures.—Gītā is the name given to certain sacred writings in verse (often in the form of a dialogue) which are devoted to the exposition of particular religious and theosophical doctrines. Most of these Gītās [i.e., Aila-gītā] originate from the Mahābhārata or the various Purāṇas.

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Vedanta (वेदान्त, vedānta) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. There are a number of sub-schools of Vedanta, however all of them expound on the basic teaching of the ultimate reality (brahman) and liberation (moksha) of the individual soul (atman).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

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

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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: DDSA: The practical 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Aila (ऐल).—m.

(-laḥ) The name of a king, also Pururava. E. ilā the wife of Budd'Ha, aṇ patronymick affix; the son of Ila.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Aila (ऐल).—i. e. iḷā (= iḍā) + a. A metronymic name of Purūravas, Mahābhārata 1, 3149.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Aila (ऐल).—[masculine] = aiḍa [masculine]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Aila (ऐल):—m. ([from] ilā = iḍā), a descendant of Ilā, Name of Purūravas (cf. 1. aiḍa), [Harivaṃśa; Mahābhārata]

2) Name of the planet Mars, [Tārānātha tarkavācaspati’s Vācaspatyam, Sanskrit dictionary]

3) m. [plural] the descendants or family of Purūravas, [Mahābhārata xiii]

4) Ailā (ऐला):—[from aila] f. Name of a river ([varia lectio] elā), [Harivaṃśa]

5) Aila (ऐल):—n. plenty or abundance of food or refreshment

6) a particular number ([Buddhist literature])

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Aila (ऐल):—(laḥ) 1. m. The name of a king.

[Sanskrit to German]

Aila 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Āila (आइल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Āvila.

2) Āīla (आईल) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ācīla.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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