Cila, Cilā, Cilà, Cīlā: 7 definitions


Cila means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi, biology, 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 Chila.

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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Cila (चिल).—The sign of the aorist (लुड् (luḍ)) for which generally सिच् (sic) and अङ्, क्स, चङ् (aṅ, ksa, caṅ) and चिण् (ciṇ) are substituted in specified cases; cf. P. III. 1. 43-66.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Cila in Nigeria is the name of a plant defined with Rottboellia cochinchinensis in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices.

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1985)
· Nova Graminum Genera (1779)
· Cytologia (1986)
· Boletim da Sociedade Broteriana (1887)
· Tentamen Florae Abyssinicae … (1850)
· Cytologia (1989)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

cilā (चिला).—m (Properly cirā) A strip of cloth with lines of gold thread, forming a turban.

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cīla (चील).—f A particular esculent vegetable.

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cīla (चील).—f R (For cīra) A longitudinal opening; a cleft, chink, cranny, fissure: also a long and narrow chasm, lane, pass.

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cīḷa (चीळ).—f Sudden spurting forth of milk (from the breast or udder). v phuṭa.

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

cīḷa (चीळ).—f Sudden spurting forth of milk.

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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

Cīla (चील) [Also spelled chil]:—(nf) a kite; —[jhapaṭṭā] a sudden (kite-like) swoop, a snap; a boy’s game; —[ke ghoṃsale meṃ māṃsa kahāṃ] lit to look for meat in a kite’s nest—to seek for something in a quarter where it is bound to be used up.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Cīla (ಚೀಲ):—[noun] a non-rigid container made of fabric, paper, leather, etc., with an opening at the top that can be closed, with or without a handle; a sack, pouch or bag.

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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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Cila (சில) noun < சின்-மை. [sin-mai.] [K. kela, M. cila.] Some, a few; சின்மையானவை. சிலசொல்ல றேற்றாதவர் [sinmaiyanavai. silasolla rerrathavar] (திருக்குறள் [thirukkural], 649).

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Cīlā (சீலா) noun

1. A sea-fish attaining 5 ft. in length, Sphyraena jello; ஐந்து அடி நீள முள்ள கடல்மீன் வகை. [ainthu adi nilagesi mulla kadalmin vagai.]

2. A basket or bag for baling out bilge-water from a boat; படகின் இறைகூடை. [padagin iraigudai.] (W.)

3. A water-bird; நீர்வாழ் பறவைவகை. [nirvazh paravaivagai.] (W.)

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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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