Anela, Aneḷa: 3 definitions



Anela means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

The Sanskrit term Aneḷa can be transliterated into English as Anela or Anelia, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

aneḷa : (adj.) faultless; pure.

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

Aneḷa, (adj.) (an + eḷa = ena, see neḷa & cp. BSk. eḍa (mūka); Vedic anena) faultless, pure; only in foll. cpds.: °gala free from the dripping or oozing of impurity (thus expld. at DA.I, 282, viz. elagalana-virahita), but more likely in lit. meaning “having a pure or clear throat” or, of vācā speech: “clearly enunciated” (thus Mrs. Rh. D. at Kindred Sayings I.241) Vin.I, 197 = D.I, 114 = S.I, 189; A.II, 51, 97; III, 114, 195. Cp. also M Vastu III, 322. — °mūga same as prec. “having a clear throat”, i. e. not dumb, fig. clever, skilled D.III, 265; Sn.70 (= alālāmukha SnA 124), cp. Nd2 259. (Page 45)

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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Anela (अनेल) or Aneḍa or Nela.—adj. (= Pali aneḷa, °la, nela, see Critical Pali Dictionary s.v. anela-gala, of speech or voice; presumed to represent Sanskrit an-enas; compare aneḍaka, anel°), pure, perhaps perfect; according to Tibetan on Mahāvyutpatti 454 mi tsugs pa, not injurious; recorded only in application to sounds, and chiefly to the Buddha's voice: Lalitavistara 286.9—10, read: aneḍā kalaikavarṇa- sukhā (i.e. kalā eka°), compare Critical Pali Dictionary s.v. anela-gala, and Lévi Sūtrāl. Transl. page 143 n. 2, anelā kalā; of Buddha's voice; the em. is further confirmed by Mahāvyutpatti 454 anelā, of Buddha's voice, foll. in 455 by kalā; also in Mahāvastu iii.322.2 probably read anela-kalāye (for mss. °katāye; Senart em. anelakāye), of Buddha's speech; anelā, of human speech, (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 244.20; 330.16; °laḥ, of a sound (nirghoṣa), Sukhāvatīvyūha 38.5; nelā (vāk) Daśabhūmikasūtra 24.13 (follows hitakaraṇī); nela- varṇā (buddhasya girā) Mahāvastu i.314.14; nelayā pūrṇayā vācā (of Buddha) Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.273.7 (verse).

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Anela (अनेल).—and anelaka = aneḍa, °ḍaka, qq.v.

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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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