Galita, Gaḷita, Gālita: 16 definitions


Galita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

The Sanskrit term Gaḷita can be transliterated into English as Galita or Galiita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Galit.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Galita (गलित) refers to “miscarriage” [?], according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.44 (“Menā regains consciousness”).—Accordingly, as Menā said to her daughter (Pārvatī): “[...] Let not the king of the mountains come near me. Let not the seven sages show their faces to me. Has anything been achieved? Our whole race is wrecked by all conspiring together. How is it that I have not remained a barren woman? How is it that a miscarriage (galita) did not take place when I conceived? [...]”.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Galita (गलित) refers to “(having) dissolved” (into the world), according to verse 6.21.14 of the Mokṣopāya.—Accordingly, as Bhuśuṇḍa said to Vasiṣṭha: “[...] When [mount] Meru and the rest have dissolved into the world (jagad-galita) and become one ocean, then, having performed concentration on the wind element, I remain with my mind steady. Having attained the further shore of the universe in a pure state at the end of the elements, I remain because of the immovable state of my deep [meditative] sleep, until Brahmā is again intent upon the act of creation. Then, having entered the universe, I remain in the sky. [...]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Galita (गलित) refers to a kind of meter, according to chapter 1.2 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism. Accordingly, “[...] After reciting a hymn of praise delightful with various dhruvakas, ślokas, utsāhas and skandhakas also, with galitas, vastuvadanas, and prose, the Indra of Acyuta with, his gods slowly emptied the pitchers over the Lord of the World. Being turned over the Master’s head, the water-pitchers shone like rain-clouds over the peak of Sumeru”.—(cf. See Hemacandra Chandonuśāsana, chapter 4, padas 6 and 7, pp. 30f.)

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

galita : (pp. of galati) dripped; flowed; trickled.

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

Gaḷita, rough, in a° smooth J.V, 203, 206 (+mudu & akakkasa); VI, 64. (Page 247)

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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

galita (गलित).—p (S) Fallen, dropped, cast, shed. 2 Melted, fused, liquefied. 3 fig. Sunken, shrunken, decayed, impaired. Some compounds are galita- kāyā f An emaciated body; galitakāya-dēha-śarīra- aṅga a Of an emaciated body; galitadanta-cakṣu-nāsa- kēśa-nakha Of fallen teeth, eyes &c.; galitacakṣa means further Of weeping or of oozing or running eyes; and galitanāsa means Of a slabbering or running nose; galitayauvana Of declining years; galitēndriya Of impaired senses, or organs of sense.

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gaḷīta (गळीत).—n (gaḷaṇēṃ) A term for oleaginous seeds and substances comprehensively, or for any kind or article particularly; oil-material generally or definitely: also the material (i. e. sugarcanes) from which sugar-juice is expressed.

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gaḷīta (गळीत).—a (galita S) Fallen, dropped, cast, shed. 2 Of which the leaves are fallen--a tree: also torn or impaired--a book. 3 Dropped, trickled, oozed, filtered--a liquor.

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

galita (गलित).—p Fallen, dropped, cast, shed. Fig. Sunken, shrunken, decayed, impair- ed. galitakāyā f An emaciated body. galitakāya-dēha-śarīra a Of an emaciated body. galitadanta a Of fallen teeth. galitayauvana a Of declining years. galitōndriya a Of impaired senses.

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gaḷīta (गळीत).—n A term for oleaginous seeds and substances. Oil-material specifically.

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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

Galita (गलित).—p. p. [gal-kta]

1) Dropped or fallen down.

2) Melted.

3) Oozed, flowing.

4) Lost, vanished, deprived.

5) Untied, got loose.

6) Emptied, leaked away.

7) Filtered.

8) Decayed, impaired.

9) Decreased, exhausted; गलितविभवाश्चार्थिषु नृपाः (galitavibhavāścārthiṣu nṛpāḥ) Bhartṛhari 2.44.

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Gālita (गालित).—a.

1) Strained.

2) Distilled.

3) Melted, fused.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Galita (गलित).—of Buddha's voice, perhaps fluent: Mahāvastu i.315.3 [Page211-a+ 71] °tam (so or °tam mss.; Senart em. gaditaṃ, but his note retracts the em.) āviṣṭaṃ bhāṣati, metrical(ly) dubious; i.171.11 galita-pada-saṃcayavatī, of Buddha's voice. It would perhaps be rash to read agalita, which is used in Pali in the sense of (not dropping,) fluent, distinct, agreeable (Critical Pali Dictionary). Relation of the two forms obscure.

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

Galita (गलित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Fallen, dropped. 2. Liquefied, melted. 3. Distilled, oozing, flowing. 4. Decayed, impaired. 5. Lost, deprived. 6. Untied, loosed. E. gal to drop, to ooze, affix kta.

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Gālita (गालित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Melted, fused. 2. Strained. 3. Distilled, dropped. E. gal to drop, causal form, kta aff.

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

Galita (गलित).—[adjective] dropped, lost, omitted ([especially] a passage in the Rigveda omitted in the Padapāṭha).

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

1) Galita (गलित):—[from gal] 1. galita mfn. dropped, oozed, trickling, [Harivaṃśa 2; Raghuvaṃśa; Amaru-śataka]

2) [v.s. ...] fallen down or off, loosed, [Meghadūta 45; Śiśupāla-vadha ix, 75; Bhāgavata-purāṇa i, 1, 3 etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] lost, perished, decayed, [Raghuvaṃśa iii, 70; Bhartṛhari] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] waning (as the moon), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhajjātaka xiii, 8; xxiii, 8]

5) [v.s. ...] ‘dropped’ (said of the verses omitted in the Pada-pāṭha of the [Ṛg-veda] because of their occurrence in a previous passage), [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā-prātiśākhya [Scholiast or Commentator]]

6) [v.s. ...] for gālita (liquefied, melted), [Horace H. Wilson]

7) Gālita (गालित):—[from gal] mfn. strained, [Suśruta i]

8) [v.s. ...] melted, iv, 7, 18.

9) Galita (गलित):—[from gal] 2. galita mfn. swallowed, [Pañcatantra ii, 3, 10 (not in B C). ]

10) a See √1. and √2. gal.

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

1) Galita (गलित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Dropped; melted.

2) Gālita (गालित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) p.] Dropped; strained; melted; decayed; lost.

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

Galita (गलित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Galia, Gāliya.

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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

Galita (गलित) [Also spelled galit]:—(a) melted; decayed; over-ripened; oozing; worne out; —[kuṣṭa] oozing leprosy; —[yauvanā] a woman whose youth has decayed.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Galita (ಗಲಿತ):—

1) [adjective] that is slipped, fallen down.

2) [adjective] fallen in drops; leaked out slowly in drops.

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Galita (ಗಲಿತ):—

1) [noun] that which has fallen or slipped down.

2) [noun] the act of seeping of leaking (as a liquid).

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Galīta (ಗಲೀತ):—[noun] a beating, whipping or thrashing; a blow.

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Gaḷita (ಗಳಿತ):—

1) [adjective] that is slipped, fallen down.

2) [adjective] fallen in drops; leaked out slowly in drops.

3) [adjective] broken down or worn out by old age, illness or long use; decrepit.

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Gaḷita (ಗಳಿತ):—

1) [noun] that which has fallen or slipped down.

2) [noun] the act of seeping of leaking (as a liquid).

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Gālita (ಗಾಲಿತ):—[adjective] purified; filtered; sifted.

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Gāḷita (ಗಾಳಿತ):—[adjective] purified; filtered; sifted.

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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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