Ambila, Aṃbila: 7 definitions


Ambila means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

Aṃbila (अंबिल)—One of the field-crops mentioned in the Jātakas.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ambila : (adj.) sour. (m.), sour taste; acid.

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

Ambila, (adj.) (Sk. amla = Lat. amarus) sour, acid; one of the 6 rasas or tastes, viz. a., lavaṇa, tittaka, kaṭuka, kasāya, madhura (see under rasa): thus at Miln.56. Another enumeration at Nd2 540 & Dhs.629. — J.I, 242 (°anambila), 505 (loṇ°); II, 394 (loṇ°); DA.I, 270 (°yāgu sour gruel); DhA.II, 85 (ati-ambila, with accuṇha & atisīta). (Page 74)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ambīla (अंबील).—f (amba) A sort of flummery,--a dilute preparation of Nachn̤a-flour soured and buttermilk &c. Applied fig. to turbid water.

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

ambīla (अंबील).—f A sort of flummery, a prepara- tion of nācaṇā–flour soured and buttermilk.

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āmbīla (आंबील).—See under अ.

context information

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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Aṃbila (अंबिल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Āmla.

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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

Aṃbila (ಅಂಬಿಲ):—

1) [noun] a kind of meal made of rice, ragi or jowar flour and boiling water and, often, buttermilk; a porridge.

2) [noun] the water with which rice is washed before it is cooked.

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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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