Amala, Amalā: 37 definitions


Amala means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi, Hindi, biology. 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 Amal.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Amala (अमल) refers to a type of temple (prāsāda) classified under the group named Puṣpaka, according to Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra chapter 49. The Puṣpaka group contains ten out of a sixty-four total prāsādas (temples) classified under five prime vimānas (aerial car/palace), which were created by Brahmā for as many gods (including himself). This group represents temples (e.g. Amala) that are to be square and rectangular or oblong in shape. The prāsādas, or ‘temples’, represent the dwelling place of God and are to be built in towns. The Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra is an 11th-century encyclopedia dealing with various topics from the Vāstuśāstra.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva

Amala (अमल) or Amalāgama refers to one of upāgamas (supplementary scriptures) of the Vīrāgama which is one of the twenty-eight Siddhāntāgama: a classification of the Śaiva division of Śaivāgamas. The Śaivāgamas represent the wisdom that has come down from lord Śiva, received by Pārvatī and accepted by Viṣṇu. The purpose of revealing upāgamas (e.g., Amala Āgama) is to explain more elaborately than that of mūlāgamas (e.g., Vīra-āgama) and to include any new idea if not dealt in mūlāgamas.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

1) Amalā (अमला) is another name for Mahānīlī which is a variety of Nīlī: a medicinal plant possibly identified with Indigofera tinctoria Linn. (“true indigo”), according to verse 4.80-83 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Amalā and Mahānīlī, there are a total of eight Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

2) Amalā (अमला) is also mentioned as a synonym for Sātalā, an unidentified medicinal plant (seven possible species identifed). Together with the names Amalā and Sātalā, there are a total of thirteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

Kalpa (Formulas, Drug prescriptions and other Medicinal preparations)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Amalā (अमला) is another name for “Brāhmī” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning amalā] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

Unclassified Ayurveda definitions

Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Amala (अमल) refers to “stainless”, as mentioned in verse 5.3 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] if, berained by it, stainless [viz., amala] rice-pap kept in a silver bowl (remains) unputrid and undiscoloured, it (is) to be drunk as Gangetic (water). Otherwise, (it is) oceanic (water); this (is) not to be drunk except in the month of Āśvayuja”.

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Amala (अमल):—[amalaṃ] Clear

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Amala (अमल) refers to “she who is free of impurity”, representing a quality of the Goddess, according to Tantric texts such as the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—According to the Ādisūtra (chapter thirteen of the Kularatnoddyota) we find a reference to the inner Moon. We are told that it is above the Cavity of Brahmā [i.e., brahmarandhra] but not exactly where. In the same vague terms the Kularatnoddyota says that the lunar nectar is within ‘the moonlight’ (candrikā) and this, according to the Kumārikākhaṇḍa, is the form of the goddess Amā. Emerging from the body of the god, the Goddess, free of impurity (amala) is divine, radiant (sphurat) awakened consciousness (avabodha).

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)

Amala (अमल) refers to the “stainless (complexion)”, according to the King Vatsarāja’s Pūjāstuti called the Kāmasiddhistuti (also Vāmakeśvarīstuti), guiding one through the worship of the Goddess Nityā.—Accordingly, “[...] May goddess Bhāratī shine upon me, I pray. She carries a rosary and a book in her hands, she has the stainless complexion of the full moon (pūrṇacandra-amala-dyuti), and she embodies the entirety of knowledge. I venerate the beloved husband of Rati, the beautiful Mind-born [God Kāmadeva]. He carries a bow and arrows of flowers and his complexion resembles the petals of Dhak. [Again,] I approach the beloved husband of Prīti, bent round like the full moon, [serving as] the base for the ring of goddesses, in order to draw the Śrīcakra for the sake of prosperity. [...]”.

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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Amala (अमल) refers to “that which is clear”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 8), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If the disc of Jupiter should appear of the colour of fire, there will be fear from fire; if yellow, there will be disease in the land; if dark-blue, there will be wars; if green, suffering from thieves, and if of blood color, suffering from weapons. If the disc of Jupiter should appear of the colour of smoke, there will be drought; if it should be visible during day, rulers will perish and if it should appear large and clear [i.e., vipula-amala] at night, mankind will be happy”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: University of Vienna: Sudarśana's Worship at the Royal Court According to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā

Amala (अमल) refers to “blameless (fame)”, according to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā, belonging to the Pāñcarātra tradition which deals with theology, rituals, iconography, narrative mythology and others.—Accordingly, “[This rite] should be employed by utterly glorious Sovereigns when they are in distress—[...] Ambarīśa, Śuka, Alarka, Māndhātṛ, Purūravas, Rājoparicara, Dhundhu, Śibi and Śrutakīrtana—those Kings of old attained Universal Sovereignty after performing this. They became free of diseases and free of enemies. Their fame was widely spread and blameless (amala-kīrtivistīrṇāmalakīrtayaḥ)”.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (natya)

Amalā (अमला) refers to one of the 108 kinds of Karaṇa (“coordination of precise movements of legs and hands”), according to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, an ancient Sanskrit text which (being encyclopedic in nature) deals with a variety of cultural topics such as arts, architecture, music, grammar and astronomy.—According to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, karaṇas are the coordination of precise movements of legs and hands performed in a particular posture. The Nāṭyaśāstra also gives its view point in the same spirit. In the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, one hundred and eight kinds of karaṇas are accepted, e.g., Amalā.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Amala (अमल) or Nirmala refers to “that which has no impurity”, and is used to describe Samādhi and Paratattva (highest reality), according to the Amanaska Yoga treatise which deals absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—The Amanaska referred to (or qualified) Samādhi with several terms, which are all negative; [e.g., it has no impurity (amala/nirmala);] [...] The fact that such terminology is found in the Amanaska indicates that descriptions of Śiva and the void-like meditative states in Mantramargic Śaivism, were the basis of the descriptions of Samādhi and Paratattva (the highest reality) in this treatise. The Amanaska Yoga was consistent with the Pātañjala Yogaśāstra’s definition of Yoga, yet it described Samādhi in terms different to those of Pātañjalayoga; such as Amala/Nirmala—“that which has no impurity”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Amala (अमल) is the name of a Tathāgata (Buddha) mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Amala).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Bulletin of the French School of the Far East (volume 5)

Amala (अमल) is the name of a Nāgarāja appointed as one of the Divine protector deities of Mathurā, according to chapter 17 of the Candragarbha: the 55th section of the Mahāsaṃnipāta-sūtra, a large compilation of Sūtras (texts) in Mahāyāna Buddhism partly available in Sanskrit, Tibetan and Chinese.—In the Candragarbhasūtra, the Bhagavat invites all classes of Gods and Deities to protect the Law [dharma?] and the faithful in their respective kingdoms of Jambudvīpa [e.g., the Nāgarāja Amala in Mathurā], resembling the time of the past Buddhas.

Amala (अमल) is also the name of a Kinnara appointed as one of the Divine protector deities of Caidya.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Amalā (अमला) refers to one of the 32 mountains between the lotus-lakes situated near the four Añjana mountains, which are situated in the “middle world” (madhyaloka), according to chapter 2.3 [ajitanātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly:—“In the four directions from each of the Añjana Mountains there are lotus-lakes, 100,000 yojanas square: [...]. Between each two lotus-lakes there are 2 Ratikara Mountains so there are 32 Ratikara Mountains (e.g., Amalā). On the Dadhimukha Mountains and on the Ratikara Mountains, there are eternal shrines of the Arhats, just as on the Añjana Mountains likewise at the intermediate points of the continent there are 4 Ratikara Mountains, having a length and width of 10,000 yojanas, and a height of 1,000 yojanas, made of all kinds of jewels, divine, the shape of a jhallarī. [...] In them (i.e., the 32 Ratikara Mountains, e.g., Amalā) the gods with all their splendor together with their retinues make eight-day festivals in the shrines on the holy days of the holy Arhats”.

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Amala (अमल) refers to the “pure (path)” (of liberation), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “It goes along with [sentient beings to the other world], then it protects, produces benefit always [and], having saved [them] from the mire of life it sets [them] on the pure path (amalasthāpayatyamale pathi) [of liberation]. There is nothing like the doctrine which is productive of all prosperity, the root of the tree of bliss, beneficial, venerable and grants liberation”.

Source: SOAS Research Online: Prekṣā meditation: History and Methods

Amala (अमल) or “ sinless” refers to one of the 46 qualities of the soul to be meditated on in the “Practice of Meditation on Liberated Souls (Siddhas)”, according to Jain texts like Ācārāṅga (5.6.123-140), Ṣaṭkhaṇḍāgama ( and Samayasāra (1.49).—The pure soul can be recognised by meditation on its true nature, represented by the liberated souls of the Siddhas. The practice which leads to this realisation is meditation on the fact that attachment, aversion, passions and the influx of karmas, are ‘not mine’, that I am separate from them and consist of infinite knowledge, perception, conduct, spiritual energy, that I am the pure, enlightened, and everlasting soul. The qualities of the soul to be meditated on as truly mine are: [e.g., My soul is sinless (amala)] [...] The meditation on such extended fourty-five qualities of the pure soul presents the niśacaya-naya, which is aligned with Kundakunda’s approach.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Amala in India is the name of a plant defined with Acacia concinna in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Mimosa sinuata Loureiro (among others).

2) Amala in Nepal is also identified with Nephrolepis cordifolia It has the synonym Aspidium cordifolium (L.) Swartz (etc.).

3) Amala in Togo is also identified with Pennisetum glaucum It has the synonym Penicillaria typhoidea (Rich.) Fig. & De Not. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Essai d’une Nouvelle Agrostographie (1812)
· Bull. Soc. Bot. Fr. (1977)
· Bulletin, Division of Agrostology United States Department of Agriculture (1897)
· Handbuch des Getreidebaus (1885)
· Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas (1895)
· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

amala : (adj.) pure; stainless; faultless.

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

Amala, (adj.) (a + mala) without stain or fault J.V, 4; Sdhp.246, 591, 596. (Page 73)

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

amala (अमल).—m ( A) Rule, reign, sway, government, dominion. 2 An office or post; a public charge. 3 According to some ancient records. A revenue-collector. Hence, at present, A right of share in the revenue of a village.

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amala (अमल).—m ( H) Intoxication. 2 Intoxicating quality in substances.

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amaḷa (अमळ).—ad amaḷasā ad decl A little; in a small degree.

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

amala (अमल).—m Rule, reign, sway, government, dominion. A public charge. Intoxica- tion, inebriation. amala karaṇēṃ Indulge in the use of intoxicating drugs. amalānta āṇaṇēṃ Execute (a decree of a court &c.); bring under the sphere and power of.

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amaḷa (अमळ) [-amaḷasā, -अमळसा].—ad A little; in a small degree.

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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

Amala (अमल).—a. [na. ba.]

1) Free from dirt or impurities, pure, undefiled, stainless, spotless; कपालमेवामलशेखरश्रीः (kapālamevāmalaśekharaśrīḥ) | (babhūva) Kumārasambhava 7.32,33; लोकानमलान् प्रतिपद्यते (lokānamalān pratipadyate) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 14.14. अमलाः सुहृदः (amalāḥ suhṛdaḥ) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 2.171 pure, sincere.

2) White, bright, shining; कर्णावसक्तामलदन्तपत्रम् (karṇāvasaktāmaladantapatram) Kumārasambhava 7.23; R.6.8.

-lā 1 Name of the goddess Lakṣmī.

2) The navel cord.

3) Name of a tree (Mar. āṃvaḷā) Emblica Officinalis Gaertn; also of a plant (sātalāvṛkṣa) also n. in this sense. यथा वै द्वे वामलके (yathā vai dve vāmalake) Ch. Up.7.3.1.

-lam 1 Purity.

2) Talc.

3) The Supreme Spirit.

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

Amalā (अमला).—name of a rākṣasī: Mahā-Māyūrī 243.26.

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

Amala (अमल).—n.

(-laṃ) Talc. f.

(-lā) 1. The goddess Lakshmi. 2. Emblic myrobalan, (Phyllanthus emblica.) 3. The umbilical cord. mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) 1. Clean, pure. 2. White. E. a neg. and mala dirt.

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

Amala (अमल).—adj., f. , pure, [Pañcatantra] ii. [distich] 182; white, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 157.

Amala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and mala (मल).

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

Amala (अमल).—[adjective] free from dirt; clean, pure.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Amala (अमल) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—poet. Śp. p. 4.

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

1) Amala (अमल):—[=a-mala] mf(ā)n. spotless, stainless, clean, pure, shining

2) [v.s. ...] m. crystal (cf. amara-ratna), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a poet

4) [v.s. ...] of Nārāyaṇa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Amalā (अमला):—[=a-malā] [from a-mala] f. Name of the goddess Lakṣmī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] (amarā q.v.) the umbilical cord, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] the tree Emblica Officinalis Gaertn., [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] the plant Saptalā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) Amala (अमल):—[=a-mala] n. talc, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Amala (अमल):—[a-mala] (laḥ-lā-laṃ) a. Pure, white. 1. n. Talc. () 1. f. Lakshmi.

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

Amala (अमल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Amala, Amalā.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Amala (अमल) [Also spelled amal]:—(nm) action, execution; application; addiction; -[darāmada] formal proceedings; ~[dārī] reign, rule, authority, jurisdiction; sway; -[pānī karanā] to take some intoxicating drink; to have a drinking session;—[meṃ lānā] to execute, to implement.

2) Amalā (अमला) [Also spelled amla]:—(nm) staff; paraphernalia.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Amala (अमल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Amala.

2) Amalā (अमला) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Amalā.

3) Āmala (आमल) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Āmalaka.

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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

Amala (ಅಮಲ):—

1) [adjective] free from anything of a different, inferior or contaminating kind; free from extraneous matter.

2) [adjective] of unmixed descent or ancestry.

3) [adjective] clear; free from blemishes.

4) [adjective] without a mark or stain; perfectly clean; unsoiled; spotless; pure.

5) [adjective] sinless; innocent.

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Amala (ಅಮಲ):—

1) [noun] a mineral (complex silicate) that crystallizes in thin, somewhat flexible, translucent or coloured, easily separated layers, resistant to heat and electricity; mica.

2) [noun] (pros.) a meter having two groups of three syllables followed by a long syllable (-uu, iuu, -).

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Amala (ಅಮಲ):—[noun] = ಅಮಲ್ [amal]2.

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Amaḷa (ಅಮಳ):—[noun] = ಅಮಳ್ [amal].

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Amaḷa (ಅಮಳ):—[noun] = ಅಮಲ [amala]2.

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Āmala (ಆಮಲ):—[noun] = ಆಮಲಕ [amalaka].

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Āmaḷa (ಆಮಳ):—[noun] = ಆಮಲಕ [amalaka].

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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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