Alola, Āloḷa, Ālola: 11 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Āloḷa can be transliterated into English as Alola or Alolia, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

alola : (adj.) not covetous or distracted by desires. || āloḷa (m.), agitation; confusion; uproar.

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

Alola, (adj.) (a + lola) undisturbed, not distracted (by desires), not wavering: of firm resolution, concentrated Sn.65 (= nillolupa Nd2 98; = rasavisesesu anākula SnA 118). (Page 79)

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Āloḷa, (fr. ā + luḷ, cp. āluḷati & āloḷeti) confusion, uproar, agitation DhA.I, 38. (Page 110)

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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

Alola (अलोल).—a.

1) Tranquil, unagitated.

2) Firm, steady.

3) Not fickle.

4) Not thirsty, free from desire.

5) Name of a metre of 14 syllables.

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Ālola (आलोल).—a.

1) Slightly trembling, rolling (as eyes); आलोलायतलोचनाः (ālolāyatalocanāḥ) Bh.3.48.

2) Shaken, agitated; आलो- लामलकावलीम् (ālo- lāmalakāvalīm) Amaru.3; क्रीडालोलाः (krīḍālolāḥ) Me.63.

-laḥ Trembling, agitation.

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

Alola (अलोल).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) Firm, steady, tranquil, unagitated. E. a neg. lola moving.

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Ālola (आलोल).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) Shaken, agitated. m.

(-laḥ) Trembling, agitation. E. āṅ before luḍa to shake, affix ghañ, ḍa changed to la.

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

Ālola (आलोल).—adj. trembling a little, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 3, 48; [Kirātārjunīya] 5, 41.

Ālola is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ā and lola (लोल).

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

1) Alola (अलोल):—[=a-lola] mfn. unagitated, firm, steady

2) Alolā (अलोला):—[=a-lolā] [from a-lola] f. (also lolā q.v.), Name of a metre (containing four lines, each of fourteen syllables).

3) Ālola (आलोल):—[=ā-lola] [from ā-lulita] a mfn. moving gently

4) [v.s. ...] trembling slightly

5) [v.s. ...] rolling (as an eye), [Amaru-śataka; Meghadūta; Śiśupāla-vadha; Kathāsaritsāgara; Kirātārjunīya]

6) [v.s. ...] m. trembling, agitation

7) [v.s. ...] swinging, rocking.

8) [=ā-lola] b See above.

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

1) Alola (अलोल):—[a-lola] (laḥ-lā-laṃ) a. Steady.

2) Ālola (आलोल):—[ā-lola] (laṃ) m. Shaking. a. Shaken.

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

Alola (अलोल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Alola.

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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

Alola (अलोल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Alola.

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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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