Dala, Dālā: 13 definitions


Dala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Dala (दल).—The son of King Parīkṣit of the dynasty of Ikṣvāku. The mother of Dala was Suśobhanā, the daughter of the King of Maṇḍūka. Dala had an elder brother called Śala. Dala became king when Śala was killed. Hermit Vāmadeva was the priest of this King. (Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapter 192). See Parīkṣit II.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Dala (दल).—A son of Pratyuṣa and a Devaṛsi.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 35. 94.

1b) A son of Pariyātra (Pāripātra, Vāyu-purāṇa) and father of Bala.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 204: Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 204.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

Dala (दल) refers to the “leaves” of a tree or plant, as mentioned in a list of seven synonyms, according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees [viz., Dala] and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Dāla (दाल) refers to one of the eight kinds of honey (madhu) according to the Suśrutasaṃhitā Sūtrasthāna 45.133, and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Honey was possibly, the earliest sweet thing Indians knew. [...] According to Suśruta the eight varieties of honey are mākṣika, bhrāmara, kṣaudra, pauttika, chātra, ārghya, auddalika and dāla each of these being obtained from different types of bees.

Dāla is also mentioned as one of the eight kinds of honey (madhu) according to the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana).

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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

dala : (nt.) a blade; leaf; petal.

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

Dala, (nt.) (Sk. dala, *del (var. of *der, see dara) in dalati (q. v.) orig. a piece chipped off=a chip, piece of wood, cp. daṇḍa, Mhg. zelge (branch); Oir delb (figure, form), deil (staff, rod)) a blade, leaf, petal (usually —°); akkhi-d. eyelid ThA.259; DA.I, 194; DhsA.378; uppala° DhsA.311; kamala° (lotus-petal) VvA.35, 38; muttā° (?) DA.I, 252; ratta-pavāḷa° J.I, 75. (Page 315)

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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

ḍāla (डाल).—f n A low and spreading sort of basket: also a basket of loose texture for chaff, blades, straw-rubbish &c. 2 m (Commonly ḍāla) Riband, tape &c.

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ḍāḷa (डाळ).—m A pile, a stack, an orderly heap.

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ḍāḷa (डाळ).—f ḍāḷakaṇa ḍāḷagōṭā, ḍāḷapiṭhiyā, ḍāḷapīṭha, ḍāḷarōṭī, ḍāḷabhājī, ḍāḷabhōpaḷā, ḍāḷavāṅgēṃ, ḍāḷēṃ Written in the Desh with द. See dāḷa &c.

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ḍāḷā (डाळा).—m A pile, an orderly heap (as of cakes, pots &c. . ḍāḷā ḍāḷaṇēṃ (lagna, saṃsāra, ityādikāñcā) To gather together, dispose in order, put in train, set in motion (articles and measures towards a marriage, an establishment in business &c.)

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dala (दल).—n (S) A leaf. 2 A petal of a flower. 3 A part or portion, esp. a half. 4 An army.

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daḷa (दळ).—n (dala S) An army, or a corps, division, troop. 2 A half. 3 Pulverized ōṃvā for medicinal uses. 4 A leaf: also a petal of a flower. 5 Substance; real and solid matter (as inhering in or constituting anything); pulp, kernel, flesh, pith, marrow, nutriment, lit. fig. (as in fruits, leaves, paper, a soil). 6 The soft substance lining the rind of certain fruits. 7 Grime or caked dirt. daḷābharācā or -bhārācā Fleshy, brawny, pulpous, full of substance.

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daḷā (दळा).—m C A patch on the side of a hill cleared and burned; for Nachn̤a or vegetables. 2 fig. A bare spot in a field of standing corn. 3 A banked up plot in a garden for vegetables.

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dāla (दाल).—m Riband, lace, fine and worked tape; a web from one finger-breadth to two, of silk or thread, with or without gold or silver.

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dāla (दाल).—f ( P) A leathern belt or broad strap.

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dāḷa (दाळ).—f (dala S) Split or broken pulse. dāḷa gaḷaṇēṃ or śijaṇēṃ or vikaṇēṃ g. of s. To have one's arts and wiles, plots and devices prospering. Gen. neg. con. dāḷa nāsaṇēṃ or vyartha khāūna gamāviṇēṃ (To spoil, or eat up unprofitably, the dāḷa i.e. the varaṇa, the choicest dish of a dinner, which has been bestowed from time to time.) To become sluttish, dronish, dissolute, or disobedient--a wife or child. āpalyā pōḷīvara dāḷa ōḍhaṇēṃ To be greedy or selfish; to attend to Number 1.

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

ḍāla (डाल).—f A low and spreading sort of basket. Riband, tape, &c.

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ḍāḷa (डाळ).—m A pile, a stack, an orderly heap.

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ḍāḷa (डाळ).—f ḍāḷarōṭī &c. See dāḷa. &c.

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ḍāḷā (डाळा).—m A pile, an orderly heap. To gather, together, dispose in order.

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dala (दल).—n A leaf. A petal of a flower. An army. A part, esp. a half.

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daḷa (दळ).—n An army, or a corp's division. Pulverised ōvā for medicinal uses. A leaf; also a petal of a flower. Sub- stance; real and solid matter, pulp, kernel, flesh, nutriment, lit. fig.

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daḷā (दळा).—m A patch on the side of a hill cleared and burned.

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dāla (दाल).—m Riband, lace. f A leathern belt.

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dāḷa (दाळ).—f Split pulse. dāḷa śijaṣpēṃ Have one's arts and wiles, plots and devices, pro- spering. Gen. neg. constr.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dala (दल).—[dal-ac]

1) (a) A piece, portion, part, fragment; वापीष्वन्तर्लीनमहानीलदलासु (vāpīṣvantarlīnamahānīladalāsu) Śi.4.44. (b) A piece torn or split off. (c) Tearing, cutting.

2) A degree.

3) A half, the half.

4) A sheath, scabbard.

5) A small shoot or blade, a petal, leaf; ताम्बूलीनां दलैस्तत्र रचितापानभूमयः (tāmbūlīnāṃ dalaistatra racitāpānabhūmayaḥ) R.4.42; Ś.3.2,21.

6) The blade of any weapon.

7) A clump, heap, quantity.

8) A detachment, a body of troops.

9) Alloy or adulteration.

Derivable forms: dalaḥ (दलः), dalam (दलम्).

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Dāla (दाल).—A kind of wild honey. (-laḥ ) A sort of grain (Mar. ḍāḷa); also दालिः (dāliḥ) f.

Derivable forms: dālam (दालम्).

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

Dala (दल).—mn.

(-laḥ-laṃ) A leaf. n.

(-laṃ) 1. A part, a portion, a fragment. 2. Dividing, tearing, cutting, splitting, &c. 3. A sheath, a scabbard. 4. An adulteration or alloy. 5. A heap or quantity. 6. The leaf of Tamala. 7. A half. E. dal to divide, to cut, &c. affix ac.

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Dāla (दाल).—n.

(-laṃ) Wild or unprepared honey. m.

(-laḥ) A sort of grain, (Paspalum frumentaceum.) f.

(-lā) Colocynth. E. dala a sheath, affix aṇ.

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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. 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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