Balata, Bālatā, Balatā, Balāṭa, Bala-ata: 8 definitions


Balata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

bālatā : (f.) foolishness.

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

Balatā, (f.) (abstr. fr. bala) strength, lit. strength-quality M. I, 325. (Page 483)

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Bālatā, (f.) (abstr. to bāla) foolishness J. I, 101, 223. (Page 486)

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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

bālaṭa (बालट) [or बालंट, bālaṇṭa].—n A false charge or accusation, a calumny. v ghē, ghāla. bālaṭāsa or bālaṭāvara yēṇēṃ or saraṇēṃ (i. e. To be ready to accuse the other of making a false allegation.) To deny one's engagement or promise.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Balāṭa (बलाट).—a kind of beam.

Derivable forms: balāṭaḥ (बलाटः).

Balāṭa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bala and aṭa (अट).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Balatā (बलता).—(= Pali id.), quality of strength: kīrtir yaśaś ca balatā guṇavatī Lalitavistara 45.21 (verse); na me 'sti śaktir balata parākramo vā 231.22 (verse).

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

Balāṭa (बलाट).—m.

(-ṭaḥ) A sort of bean, (Phaseolus mungo.) E. bala strength, and aṭa what goes or grows. “muga iti bhāṣā” .

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

Bālatā (बालता):—[=bāla-tā] [from bāla] f. ([Mahābhārata]) childhood, boyhood.

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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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