Apala, aka: Āpalā, Apālā; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Apālā (अपाला).—A daughter of the great sage, Atri. Suffering from leprosy and hence forsaken by her husband Apālā stayed with her father and started tapas to please Indra. One day, on her way home from the river, Apālā tasted the Soma which was meant to be offered to Indra and hearing the sound produced then Devendra appeared before Apālā. She gave the Soma to Indra, who was so pleased with her that he cured her of her leprosy. (Ṛgveda, 8-91).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

āpalā (आपला).—pron poss (āpaṇa) One's own, own. It answers to the pron pers āpaṇa throughout the persons of both numbers. See āpaṇa and its examples. 2 It often occurs expletively, as a mere pillow-word () for the listless or uncertain speaker. Ex. mī ā0 ēthūna uṭhalōṃ tōṃ ā0 tyācyā gharīṃ gēlōṃ. NOTE. āpalā is very commonly used, even by the educated, for āpaṇa, as āpa- lyāsa or āpalyālā for āpaṇāsa. This barbarism is to be discountenanced. āpalī vāḍhavūna khāṇēṃ To push forward selfishly one's own interests. āpalīśī karaṇēṃ To establish, set up, make to prevail one's own (will, cause, side); to carry one's own point. 2 To act like one's self; to keep in character. āpalāsā mhaṇaṇēṃ-samajaṇēṃ To call or suppose one's own or friendly-disposed towards one's self. Ex. piñjaṛyāntalā vāgha āpalāsā mhaṇūṃ nayē. āpalyā cēpayā dusaṛyā phulyā (Pressing down in the measure when helping himself; filling the measure loosely when helping others.) Used of a greedy or selfish person. tūṃ āpalā aisa Go to; mind your own business.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

āpalā (आपला).—pro One's own. It corresponds to āpaṇa throughout its various mean- ings. It is often used as a pillow- word for the careless speaker as, āpalā yēthūna nighālōṃ. āpalī vāḍhavūna khāṇēṃ To selfishly advance one's own inter- ests. āpalīśī karaṇēṃ To establish one's own (will, side); to carry one's own point. To act like one's self. āpalāsā mhaṇaṇēṃ-samajaṇēṃ To call or suppose one's own or well-disposed to one's self. āpalyā cēpayā dusaṛyā phulyā Pressing down in the measure when helping himself filling the measure loosely when helping others. Used of a greedy person. āpalā tō bābyā dusaṛyācēṃ tēṃ kāraṭēṃ All his geese are swans. āpalā hāta āṇi jagannātha Liberty to appropriate to one's own satisfaction. āpalī pāṭha āpaṇāsa disata nāhīṃ One is not alive to one's own faults. He is not aware of the good or evil spoken of him behind his back. āpalēca dānta āṇi āpalēca ōṇṭha Used when one who inflicts punish- ment and one who receives it are closely connected. āpalēṃ nāka kāpūna dusa- ṛyālā apaśakūna Cut off your nose to spite your face. To injure oneself in or- der to injure others. āpalyā kānī sāta vāḷyā To profess total ignorance of. āpalyā pōḷīvara tūpa ōḍhaṇēṃ To usurp all be- nefit. tūṃ āpalā aisa Go to; mind your own business.

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

Apala (अपल).—a. Without flesh (palaśūnya).

-lam A pin or bolt.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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