Bhalluka, Bhallūka, Bhālluka, Bhāllūka: 12 definitions

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Bhalluka means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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: archive.org: Sushruta samhita, Volume I

Bhallūka (भल्लूक)—Sanskrit word for an animal “cowrie”, “kapardaka”. This animal is from the group called Kośastha (conchiferous: ‘those which have a shell’). Kośastha itself is a sub-group of the group of animals known as Ānupa (those that frequent marshy places).

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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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Bhalluka: Nephew of Dighajantu. He received a message from Elara, in consequence of which he landed at Mahatittha in Ceylon with sixty thousand men, only to find that Elara was dead and had been cremated seven days earlier. Bhalluka thereupon marched on Anuradhapura and pitched his camp at Kolambahalaka. Dutthagamani marched against him, and a battle took place in the precincts of the Mahavihara. Bhalluka shot an arrow at the king, and, believing that it had pierced his mouth, set up a great shout, but Phussadeva, who was seated on Kandula immediately behind the king, shot at Bhalluka, who thereupon fell dead prostrate at the feet of the king. Mhv.xxv.77ff.

2. Bhallika, Bhalluka: One of the of the chief lay patrons of Dipankara Buddha. Bu.ii.215.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhalluka (भल्लुक) [or भल्लूक, bhallūka].—m S A bear.

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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

Bhalluka (भल्लुक).—

1) A bear.

2) A monkey.

Derivable forms: bhallukaḥ (भल्लुकः).

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Bhallūka (भल्लूक).—

1) A bear; दधति कुहरभाजामत्र भल्लूकयूनाम् (dadhati kuharabhājāmatra bhallūkayūnām) U.2.21;

2) A dog.

Derivable forms: bhallūkaḥ (भल्लूकः).

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Bhālluka (भाल्लुक) or Bhāllūka (भाल्लूक).—A bear.

Derivable forms: bhāllukaḥ (भाल्लुकः), bhāllūkaḥ (भाल्लूकः).

See also (synonyms): bhāluka.

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

Bhalluka (भल्लुक).—m. (= Sanskrit Lex. id.; Sanskrit bhallūka, Deśīnāmamālā bhallu), a bear: Mahāvyutpatti 4781.

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

Bhalluka (भल्लुक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A bear. E. bhall to hurt, aff. uka; also bhallūka.

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Bhallūka (भल्लूक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A bear. E. bhall to injure, Unadi aff. ūka; also bhālluka and bhalluka .

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Bhālluka (भाल्लुक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A bear. E. bhall to injure, aff. ukañ or ūkañ, whence also bhāllūka; and with uka aff. bhalluka, bhallūka, &c. q. v. also bhāluka and bhālūka .

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

Bhallūka (भल्लूक).—[masculine] bear, yuvan [masculine] a voung bear.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Bhallūka (भल्लूक) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Quoted in L.. 1185.

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

1) Bhalluka (भल्लुक):—[from bhall] a m. a bear, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] ([Uṇādi-sūtra iv, 41])

2) [v.s. ...] a monkey, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) Bhallūka (भल्लूक):—[from bhall] m. idem, [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] a dog, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] a kind of shell, [Suśruta]

6) [v.s. ...] a [particular] plant, [Suśruta] (a species of Śyonāka or Bignonia Indica, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.])

7) Bhalluka (भल्लुक):—b bhallūka See above.

8) Bhālluka (भाल्लुक):—[from bhālla] m. a bear, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) Bhāllūka (भाल्लूक):—[from bhālla] m. a bear, [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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