Avila, Āvila, Avilā: 20 definitions


Avila means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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 Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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

Āvila (आविल) refers to “turbid” (e.g., water), as mentioned in verse 5.6-8 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] Not shall one drink (water that is) turbid [viz., āvila] and covered with mud, tape-grass, grass, and leaves, unseen by sun, moon, and wind, rained upon, thick, heavy, [...]: (such water) one shall not drink”.

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Āvila (आविल):—Turbid

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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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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

Source: archive.org: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Āvila (आविल) refers to “being surcharged (with dust)” [?], according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, [while discussing the treatment of hawks]: “In summer, when the air is heated by the terrible rays of the meridian sun, the bare trees cannot afford shelter; stormy winds surcharged (āvila) with dust blow on all sides [jhañjhānilā dhūlijālairāvilā vānti sarvataḥ]; [...] then the season, like the forest fire, becomes intolerable to these birds [i.e., hawks], [...]. Therefore cooling processes should be now resorted to”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Āvila (आविल) (Cf. Anāvila) refers to “not pure”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] Again, since he understands the essence of all dharmas, the recollection of the great insight is the arising of any viewpoint beyond any mental effort. Since in this way recollection is pure (anāvila), the knowledge of the application of awareness is called the recollection of the Buddha which is taught by the Lord”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

āvila : (adj.) 1. stirred up; agitated; 2. dirty.

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

Āvila, (adj.) (is it a haplological contraction from ā + vi + lul to roll about?) stirred up, agitated, disturbed, stained, soiled, dirty A. I, 9; III, 233; J. V, 16, 90 (ābila); Nd1 488 (+ luḷita), 489; ThA. 251; DA. I, 226. More frequent as anāvila undisturbed, clean, pure, serene D. I, 76; S. III, 83; IV, 118; A. I, 9; III, 236; Sn. 160; Dh. 82, 413; J. III, 157; Miln. 35; VvA. 29, 30; ThA. 251. (Page 112)

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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

avīla (अवील).—& avīlacala See avēla & avēlacūla.

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

avīla (अवील).—m The side or off-portion of a cooking-stove, the hob.

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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

Avilā (अविला).—[av-ilac] An ewe.

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Āvila (आविल).—a. [āvilati dṛṣṭiṃ stṛṇāti vil stṛtau-ka Tv.]

1) Turbid, foul, dirty, muddy; पङ्कच्छिदः फलस्येव निकषे- णाविलं पयः (paṅkacchidaḥ phalasyeva nikaṣe- ṇāvilaṃ payaḥ) M.2.8; तस्याविलाम्भःपरिशुद्धिहेतोः (tasyāvilāmbhaḥpariśuddhihetoḥ) R.13.36.

2) Impure, spoiled; Kirātārjunīya 8.37. fig. also; त्वदीयैश्चरि- तैरनाविलैः (tvadīyaiścari- tairanāvilaiḥ) Kumārasambhava 5.37.

3) Dark-coloured, dark-blue, darkish; आविलपयोधराग्रम् (āvilapayodharāgram) V.5.8

4) Dim, obscure; आविलां मृगलेखाम् (āvilāṃ mṛgalekhām) R.8.42.

5) Bedimmed, blurred; प्रवृद्धभत्तया उद्धर्षहृदयास्राविलेक्षणः (pravṛddhabhattayā uddharṣahṛdayāsrāvilekṣaṇaḥ) Bhāgavata 1.86.28.

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

Avilā (अविला).—f.

(-lā) A sheep, a ewe. E. a neg. vila to break, ac and ṭāp affixes; not able to wound, &c. having no horns.

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Āvila (आविल).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) Foul, turbid. E. āṅ before vila to break, and ka aff.

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

Āvila (आविल).—adj., f. . 1. Turbid, [Nala] 13, 7(6). 2. Without splendour, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 18, 3. 3. Stained, Chr. 40, 11; Foul, Śāutiś. 3, 2.

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

Āvila (आविल).—[adjective] turbid; disturbed by, covered or mixed with (—°).

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

1) Avilā (अविला):—f. an ewe, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. avi.)

2) Āvila (आविल):—mfn. (also written ā-bila q.v.) turbid (as a fluid), foul, not clear, [Suśruta; Raghuvaṃśa; Kumāra-sambhava; Mahābhārata etc.]

3) confused

4) (ifc.) polluted by or mixed with.

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

1) Avilā (अविला):—[a-vilā] (lā) 1. f. A sheep.

2) Āvila (आविल):—[ā-vila] (laḥ-lā-laṃ) a. Foul.

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

Avilā (अविला) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Avilā, Āila, Āvila.

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Avila 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Āvila (आविल):—(a) turbid; foul; polluted; not clear; confused: hence~[] (nf).

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Avilā (अविला) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Avilā.

2) Āvila (आविल) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Āvila.

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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

Āvila (ಆವಿಲ):—

1) [adjective] perturbed; stirred.

2) [adjective] dirty; foul.

3) [adjective] joined with; associated with.

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Āvila (ಆವಿಲ):—

1) [noun] a man undergoing distress; an annoyed man.

2) [noun] a man associated with entangled in.

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Āviḷa (ಆವಿಳ):—[adjective] = ಆವಿಲ [avila]1.

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Āviḷa (ಆವಿಳ):—[noun] = ಆವಿಲ [avila]2.

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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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