Alinda, Ālinda, Alimda: 15 definitions

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Alinda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: OpenEdition books: Architectural terms contained in Ajitāgama and Rauravāgama

Alinda (अलिन्द) refers to “ambulatory (in a temple) §§ 3.33, 41; 4.7, 8.”.—(For paragraphs cf. Les enseignements architecturaux de l'Ajitāgama et du Rauravāgama by Bruno Dagens)

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ālinda : (m.) a verandah before the house door; terrace.

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

Ālinda, (& Āḷinda) (Sk. alinda) a terrace or verandah before the house-door Vin.I, 248; II, 153; D.I, 89; M.II, 119; S.IV, 290 (ḷ); A.V, 65 (ḷ); J.VI, 429; DA.I, 252; DhA.I, 26; IV, 196; SnA 55 (°ka-vāsin; v. l. alindaka); Mhvs 35, 3. As ālindaka at J.III, 283. (Page 109)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Alinda (अलिन्द).—[alyate bhūṣyate, al-karmaṇi-kiṃdac]

1) A terrace before a housedoor; मुखालिन्दतोरणम् (mukhālindatoraṇam) M.5, Daśakumāracarita 74.

2) A place (like a square) at the door.

3) (pl.) Name of a country or its inhabitants; or its ruler also.

Derivable forms: alindaḥ (अलिन्दः).

See also (synonyms): alindaka.

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Ālinda (आलिन्द).—[alinda eva svārthe aṇ]

1) A terrace before a house.

2) A raised place for sleeping upon; see अलिन्द (alinda).

Derivable forms: ālindaḥ (आलिन्दः).

See also (synonyms): ālindaka.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Alinda (अलिन्द).—nt. (= AMg. id., rendered by Hindi kūṃṛā and Eng. a round tub-like vessel; compare also next), a kind of dish (v.l. sometimes aliṇḍa): Mahāvastu ii.461.21 mahāntam alindam odanasya (dinnam); similarly 462.3, 12, 13 (in the last two read alindam odanasya instead of Senart's reading). Regularly a receptacle for soft food, especially odana, gruel.

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Alindā (अलिन्दा).—(1) = prec. (v.l. °ṇḍā): mahatī ca alindā bhaktasya (q.v.) Mahāvastu iii.15.9; (odanasya mahatī) alindā ibid. 13; (2) name of a queen, wife of Ikṣvāku and mother of Kuśa (in the Pali version named Sīlavatī): Mahāvastu ii.425.2 ff.; iii.2.20 ff.

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

Alinda (अलिन्द).—m.

(-ndaḥ) A terrace before a house. E. ala to adorn, &c. and kindac affix; also ālinda.

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Ālinda (आलिन्द).—m.

(-ndaḥ) 1. A terrace before a house. 2. A raised place or terrace for sleeping upon. E. alinda the same, and aṇ affix: see alinda also ālindaka.

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

Alinda (अलिन्द).—m. 1. A terrace, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 62, 14. 2. The name of a people, Mahābhārata 6, 371.

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

Alinda (अलिन्द).—(& ka*) [masculine] terrace before a house.

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

1) Alinda (अलिन्द):—m. (ifc. f(ī). [gana] gaurādi q.v.) a terrace before a house-door, [Śākaṭāyana] etc.

2) Name of a people, [Mahābhārata vi, 371; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

3) Ālinda (आलिन्द):—m. a terrace before a house, a raised place or terrace for sleeping upon, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. alinda.)

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

1) Alinda (अलिन्द):—[ali-nda] (ndaḥ) 1. m. A terrace.

2) Ālinda (आलिन्द):—(ndaḥ) 1. m. A terrace.

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

Alinda (अलिन्द) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Aliṃda, Āliṃda.

[Sanskrit to German]

Alinda 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) Aliṃda (अलिंद) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Alinda.

2) Āliṃda (आलिंद) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ālinda.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Aliṃda (ಅಲಿಂದ):—

1) [noun] a room where guests are received or entertained; living room or parlour; a drawing room.

2) [noun] a roof-like projection of the terrace in front of the main door of a house; a canopy.

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Aḷiṃda (ಅಳಿಂದ):—

1) [noun] a room where guests are received or entertained; living room or parlour; a drawing room.

2) [noun] a roof-like projection of the terrace in front of the main door of a house; a canopy.

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Āliṃda (ಆಲಿಂದ):—

1) [noun] an open porch or portico, usually roofed, along the outside of a building; a verandah.

2) [noun] an open area of the shape of a square or a quadrangle, in front of a house.

3) [noun] a terrace before a house-door.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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