Bilara, Biḷāra: 6 definitions


Bilara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, 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: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Bilara [ಬಿಲಾರ] in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Diospyros ebenum J.König ex Retz. from the Ebenaceae (Ebony) family having the following synonyms: Diospyros ebenaster, Diospyros assimilis, Diospyros timoriana. For the possible medicinal usage of bilara, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

biḷāra : (m.) a cat.

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

Biḷāra, (etym. uncertain, prob. a loan-word; cp. late Sk. biḍāla & see also P. biḷāla. The Prk. forms are birāla & virāla, f. birālī) a cat D. II, 83; M. I, 128, 334; S. II, 270; A. III, 122 (viḷāra); V, 202, 289; Th. 1, 1138; J. I, 461 (as representing deceit), 480; V, 406, 416, 418; Miln. 118; DhA. II, 152; PugA 225. On biḷāra in similes cp. J. P. T. S. 1907, 116.—nissakkana (-matta) (large enough) for a cat to creep through A. V, 195.—bhastā (a bag of) catskin M. I, 128 (expld by Bdhgh as “biḷāra-camma-pasibbako”); Th. 1, 1138. At both passages in similes. (Page 488)

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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

bilarā (बिलरा).—m ( P) Anything serving as bedding.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Bilāra (बिलार):—(nm) a he-cat; hence ~[] (nf).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bilāra (ಬಿಲಾರ):—[noun] the tree Diospyros melanoxylon ( = D. tupru) of ebenaceae family.

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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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