Caila, Cailā: 12 definitions

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Caila means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Tamil. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chaila.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Caila (चैल).—A disciple of Śringiputra.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 40.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

caila (चैल).—n (Commonly but incorrectly understood to be Sanskrit. See cēla) Cloth or clothes.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

caila (चैल).—n Cloth or clothes.

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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

Caila (चैल).—a. Made of cloth.

-lam A piece of cloth, garment.

-laḥ A month.

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

Caila (चैल).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lī-laṃ) 1. Cloth, of cloth. 2. Bred in clothes, (insects or lice, &c.) E. cela cloth, karmaṇi ghañ aff.

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

Caila (चैल).—cf. cela, n. 1. Cloth, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 119. 2. Raiment, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 103.

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

Caila (चैल).—[neuter] cloth, garment.

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

1) Caila (चैल):—mfn. made of cloth (cela), [Horace H. Wilson]

2) bred in clothes (as insects; m. = celāśaka), [Manu-smṛti xii, 72; Manvarthamuktāvalī, kullūka bhaṭṭa’s Commentary on manu-smṛti]

3) m. Name of a man (cf. celaka), [Vāyu-purāṇa i, 61, 40]

4) m. [plural] Name of a family, [Pravara texts ii, 2, 1] ([varia lectio], cela, laka)

5) n. = cela, clothes, garment, [Kauśika-sūtra; Yājñavalkya ii, 97] (ifc.), [Mahābhārata] (ifc. f(ā). , [iii, 12725]), [Pañcatantra; Bhāgavata-purāṇa x, 42, 33; Kuvalayānanda]

6) n. a piece of cloth, [Caraka]

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

Caila (चैल):—[(laḥ-lī-laṃ) a.] Of or in cloth.

[Sanskrit to German]

Caila 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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Cailā (சைலா) noun < Hindustain selā.

1. Flowing dress; நீண்ட அங்கி. [ninda angi.] Muhammadan usage

2. A silk turban; பட்டுத் தலைப்பாகைவகை. [pattuth thalaippagaivagai.] Muhammadan usage

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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