Billa, Billani, Billapakkana, Billapalli, Billava, Billavatte, Billahavu, Billayta, Billal, Billalu, Billalutana, Billaltana: 11 definitions

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Billa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

billa : (m.) the marmelos tree.

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

Billa, (cp. Ved. bilva) fruit of the Bilva tree, Aegle marmelos or Bengal quince, only in one stock phrase where its size is compared with sizes of smaller fruits, and where it is preceded by āmalaka S. I, 150=A. IV, 170 (vv. ll. villa, bila, beḷu, bilāla)=Sn. p. 125 (vv. ll. pillā billā, billa; T. reading after SS billi). Cp. derivations bella & beluva. (Page 487)

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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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

billā (बिल्ला).—m The breast-plate of a belt.

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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

Billa (बिल्ल).—

1) A pit.

2) Particularly, a basin for water round the foot of a tree (ālavāla).

3) The plant Asa Foetida.

Derivable forms: billam (बिल्लम्).

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

Billa (बिल्ल).—n.

(-llaṃ) 1. A basin for water round the root of a tree. 2. Asafœtida.

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

1) Billa (बिल्ल):—[from vil] n. (also written villa) a pit, hole, reservoir (= talla or ālavāla), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

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Billa in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Billā (बिल्ला):—(nm) a tom-cat; badge.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Billa (बिल्ल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Bilva.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Billa (ಬಿಲ್ಲ):—[noun] a man who purchases; a purchaser; a buyer.

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Billa (ಬಿಲ್ಲ):—[noun] a man who belongs to a caste the members of which live on hunting animals; a hunter.

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Billa (ಬಿಲ್ಲ):—[noun] the big sized, deciduous tree Stereospermum Sauveolens of Bignoniaceae family with yellow wood, which is used in making tea chests.

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Billaṇi (ಬಿಲ್ಲಣಿ):—[noun] a division in an army having skilled archers.

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Billapakkaṇa (ಬಿಲ್ಲಪಕ್ಕಣ):—[noun] = ಬಿಲ್ಲಪಳ್ಳಿ [billapalli].

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Billapaḷḷi (ಬಿಲ್ಲಪಳ್ಳಿ):—[noun] a village inhabited by people belonging mainly to hunterś caste.

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Billava (ಬಿಲ್ಲವ):—[noun] = ಬಿಲ್ಲಾಳು [billalu].

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Billava (ಬಿಲ್ಲವ):—[noun] = ಬಿಲ್ಲ [billa]2.

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Billavatte (ಬಿಲ್ಲವತ್ತೆ):—[noun] the tree Aegle marmelos of Rutaceae family; stone apple tree.

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Billahāvu (ಬಿಲ್ಲಹಾವು):—[noun] = ಬಿಲ್ಲೂರಿಹಾವು [billurihavu].

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Billāyta (ಬಿಲ್ಲಾಯ್ತ):—[noun] = ಬಿಲ್ಲುಗಾರ [billugara].

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Billāḷ (ಬಿಲ್ಲಾಳ್):—[noun] = ಬಿಲ್ಲುಗಾರ [billugara].

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Billāḷu (ಬಿಲ್ಲಾಳು):—[noun] = ಬಿಲ್ಲುಗಾರ [billugara].

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Billāḷutana (ಬಿಲ್ಲಾಳುತನ):—[noun] proficiency in archery.

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Billāḷtana (ಬಿಲ್ಲಾಳ್ತನ):—[noun] = ಬಿಲ್ಲಾಳುತನ [billalutana].

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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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