Bahlaka, Bāhlakā: 2 definitions



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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bāhlakā (बाह्लका).—m. (pl.) Name of a people.

-kaḥ 1 A king of the Bālhikas.

2) A horse of the Balkh breed; काम्बोजविषये जातैर्बाह्लीकैश्च हयोत्तमैः (kāmbojaviṣaye jātairbāhlīkaiśca hayottamaiḥ) Rām. 1.6.22.

-kam 1 Saffron; ... प्रियाङ्गसंगव्यालुप्तस्तनतटबाह्लिक- श्रियोऽपि दृश्यन्ते बहिरबलाः (priyāṅgasaṃgavyāluptastanataṭabāhlika- śriyo'pi dṛśyante bahirabalāḥ) Rām. Ch.7.64.

2) Asa Foetida; अजमोदां च बाह्लीकं जीरकं लोध्रकं तथा (ajamodāṃ ca bāhlīkaṃ jīrakaṃ lodhrakaṃ tathā) Śiva B.3.18.

Derivable forms: bāhlakāḥ (बाह्लकाः).

See also (synonyms): bāhlikā.

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

Bāhlaka (बाह्लक):—bāhlava, bāhli etc. See bālhava etc., p. 729, col. 3.

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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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