Akhila, Akhilā: 17 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Akhila means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Akhil.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Akhila (अखिल) refers to the “everything”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “The Fire (bhargojāta) at the upper end of the universe emits everything [i.e., akhila] into the middle of it, as it does into the end. Then, having again checked it above the universe in the supreme End of the Sixteen, the Fire (bhargojāta) enters the first and supreme Śāmbhava plane”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Chief woman disciple of Sikhi (Bu.xxi.21); the Commentary calls her Makhila. BuA.204; also J.i.41.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

akhila (अखिल).—a S All or every one; the whole quantity or number.

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

akhila (अखिल).—a All; entire.

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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

Akhila (अखिल).—a. [nāsti khilaṃ avaśiṣṭaṃ yasya Tv.]

1) Whole, entire, complete; oft. with सर्व (sarva). एतद्धि मत्तोऽधिजगे सर्वमेषोऽखिलं मुनिः (etaddhi matto'dhijage sarvameṣo'khilaṃ muniḥ) Ms.1.59; °लेन (lena) entirely.

2) Not uncultivated or fallow, ploughed (land); °आत्मन् (ātman) the universal spirit.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Akhila (अखिल).—mfn. (laḥ-lā-laṃ) All, entire, E. a neg, and khila separated.

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

Akhila (अखिल).—adj., f. . 1. entire, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 1, 59. 2. all, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 1, 144. ºlena, instr. entirely, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 1, 107.

Akhila is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and khila (खिल).

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

Akhila (अखिल).—[adjective] having no gap or void, whole, entire; [instrumental] wholly, completely. [neuter] all, everything.

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

Akhila (अखिल):—[=a-khila] mf(ā)n. without a gap, complete, whole

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

Akhila (अखिल):—[bahuvrihi compound] m. f. n.

(-laḥ-lā-lam) All, entire, complete. (akhilena instr. used adverbially: entirely, completely.) E. a priv. and khila.

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

Akhila (अखिल):—[a-khila] (laḥ-lā-laṃ) a. All, entire.

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

Akhila (अखिल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Akhila, Ahila.

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Akhila 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Akhila (अखिल) [Also spelled akhil]:—(a) whole, all, entire, pan—.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Akhila (अखिल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Akhila.

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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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