Ancala, Añcala, Amcala: 14 definitions

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Ancala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Anchala.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

añcala (अंचल).—m (S) The end or border of a cloth. 2 A sheet used amongst Yogis.

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añcaḷa (अंचळ).—f m (añcala. The ca is ch.) The end or border of a cloth. 2 m pl The unwoven threads at the end of a web, the thrum.

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

añcala (अंचल) [-ḷa, -ळ].—m The end or border of a cloth.

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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

Añcala (अञ्चल).—[añcati prāntam; añc-alac]

1) The border or end (of a garment), skirt or hem (Mar. padara); क्षीणा- ञ्चलमिव पीनस्तनजघनायाः (kṣīṇā- ñcalamiva pīnastanajaghanāyāḥ) Udbhaṭa. विमुञ्च ममाञ्चलम् (vimuñca mamāñcalam) Bv.2.21.

2) Corner or outer angle (as of the eye); दृगञ्चलैः पश्यति केवलं मनाक् (dṛgañcalaiḥ paśyati kevalaṃ manāk) ibid.; यदि चलाञ्चले लोचने (yadi calāñcale locane) Mv.6.9.

Derivable forms: añcalaḥ (अञ्चलः), añcalam (अञ्चलम्).

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

Añcala (अञ्चल).—m.

(-laḥ) The end or border of a cloth, veil, shawl, &c. E. añca to go, and alac aff.

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

Añcala (अञ्चल).—[añc + ala], m. The end or border of a cloth.

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

Añcala (अञ्चल).—[masculine] end or border of a cloth.

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

Añcala (अञ्चल):—[from añc] m. (perhaps also am) n. the border or end of a garment, especially of a woman’s garment, of a veil, shawl. (in Bengālī, a strip of country, district.)

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

Añcala (अञ्चल):—m.

(-laḥ) The end or border of a cloth, veil, shawl, &c. E. añc, uṇ. aff. alac(?).

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

Añcala (अञ्चल):—(laḥ) 1. m. The end of a cloth.

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

Añcala (अञ्चल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aṃcala.

[Sanskrit to German]

Ancala 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

Aṃcala (अंचल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Añcala.

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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

Aṃcala (ಅಂಚಲ):—[noun] the border of a cloth; the loose end of a sari; the outer end (when worn) of a dhoti.

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Aṃcaḷa (ಅಂಚಳ):—[noun] = ಅಂಚಲ [amcala].

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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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