Bahala, Bahalā: 10 definitions



Bahala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Bahalā (बहला) is another name for Śatāhvā, an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 4.10-13 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Also see the description of the plant Miśreyā. Together with the names Bahalā and Śatāhvā, there are a total of twenty-four Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu

Bahala (बहल) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Bahala] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

bahala : (adj.) thick; dense.

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

Bahala, (adj.) (cp. Class. Sk. bahala & Ved. bahula) dense, thick Vin. II, 112; J. I, 467 (°palāpa-tumba a measure thickly filled with chaff); II, 91; Miln. 282; Vism. 257 (°pūva, where KhA 56 omits bahala), 263 (opp. tanuka); KhA 62 (°kuthita-lākhā thickly boiled, where in id. p. Vism. 261 has accha-lākhā, i.e. clear); DhA. IV, 68; VvA. 162 (=aḷāra).—subahala very thick Miln. 258 (rajojalla). (Page 484)

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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

bahaḷa (बहळ).—a (bahala S) Exuberant, copious, plentiful. 2 Spacious or extensive; ample and free--a building, a plain or tract.

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bahāla (बहाल).—n A beam (of a building). 2 fig. That member of a cooking stove which separates the cūla from the avēla, the fire-place from the hob.

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bahāla (बहाल).—a ( P) Kindly-disposed towards, propitious to, favoring. 2 Restored or reinstated: also established in or invested with (office &c.): also pardoned or forgiven. ba0 karaṇēṃ To confer upon; to bestow or grant. 2 To affirm the decree of a lower court. ba0 karaṇēṃ (māmalata, sanada &c. kōṇhā ēkāsa) To reinstate in or to invest with (an office, a grant).

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bahālā (बहाला).—See under bāha.

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bahāḷā (बहाळा).—See under bāha.

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bahāḷa (बहाळ).—f & a bahāḷaṇēṃ v i See bāhaḷa & bāhaḷaṇēṃ.

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bāhalā (बाहला).—m A cord confining the legs of a cow at milking time. v ghāla, bāndha, lāva.

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bāhaḷa (बाहळ) [or बाहाळ, bāhāḷa].—f (bāhu Arm.) A mode of loosely casting (the dhōtara, pāsōḍī &c.) over the left shoulder and upper arm after a turn round the body. v ghāla, ṭāka, ghē. In the Desh vāhaḷa, with its verb ghē or ṭāka, often occurs as purely synonymous with pāṅgharaṇēṃ.

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bāhaḷa (बाहळ) [or बाहाळ, bāhāḷa].—a Solved and made to run (by heat);--used of tupa-kākavī-madha &c.

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bāhaḷā (बाहळा).—a Of a white, black, or red ground with stripes or streaks of another color--a bullock, dog &c.

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

bahaḷa (बहळ).—a Exuberant, plentiful. Spacious.

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bahāla (बहाल).—n A beam (of a building).

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bahāla (बहाल).—a Kindly-disposed towards. Re- stored or reinstated. Pardoned.bahāla karaṇēṃ To confer upon. To affirm the decree of a lower court. ब?B karaṇēṃ māmalata, sanada &c.) To reinstate in.

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bāhalā (बाहला).—m A cord confining the legs of a cow at milking time.

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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

Bahala (बहल).—a. [baṃh-kalac nalopaśca]

1) Very much, copious, abundant, plentiful, manifold, great, strong; असावस्याः स्पर्शो वपुषि बहलश्चन्दनरसः (asāvasyāḥ sparśo vapuṣi bahalaścandanarasaḥ) U.1.38;3.23; Śi.9.8; Bv. 4.27; प्रहारैरुद्गच्छद्दहनबहलोद्गारगुरुभिः (prahārairudgacchaddahanabahalodgāragurubhiḥ) Bh.1.36.

2) Thick, dense.

3) Shaggy (as a tail); बहलोत्तुङ्गलाङ्गूल (bahalottuṅgalāṅgūla) Māl.3.

4) Hard, firm, compact.

5) Harsh (as a sound).

-laḥ A kind of sugar-cane.

-lā Large cardamoms.

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

Bahala (बहल).—f.

(-lā) 1. Much. 2. Dense. 3. Hard. m.

(-kaḥ) A kind of sugarcane.

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

Bahala (बहल).—[adjective] thick, dense, wide, large, intense; filled with, consisting mostly in (—°).

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

1) Bahala (बहल):—[from bah] mfn. thick, dense, compact, firm, solid, [Kāvya literature; Rājataraṅgiṇī; Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] bushy, shaggy (as a tail), [Macdonell’s Dictionary, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] wide, extensive, [Suśruta]

4) [v.s. ...] deep, intense (as a colour), [Śiśupāla-vadha]

5) [v.s. ...] harsh (as a tone), [Prabodha-candrodaya]

6) [v.s. ...] manifold, copious, abundant ([in the beginning of a compound] = in a high degree; ifc. = filled with, chiefly consisting of), [Kāvya literature] (often [varia lectio] bahula)

7) [v.s. ...] m. a kind of sugar-cane, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) Bahalā (बहला):—[from bahala > bah] f. large cardamoms, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. bahulā)

9) [v.s. ...] Anethum Sowa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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