Gavala, Gavaḷā, Gavalā: 11 definitions

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Introduction:

Gavala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Gavaḷā can be transliterated into English as Gavala or Gavalia, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geography

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Gavala is one of the exogamous septs (divisions) among the Madigas (the great leather-working caste of the Telugu country). The Madiga people sometimes call themselves Jambavas, and claim to be descended from Jambu or Adi Jambuvadu, who is perhaps the Jambuvan of the Ramayana.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gavaḷā (गवळा).—a Properly gavhaḷā.

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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

Gavala (गवल).—The wild buffalo.

-lam Buffalo's horn; गवलालिकुहानिभा (gavalālikuhānibhā) Bri. S.32.17; Śi.2.12.

Derivable forms: gavalaḥ (गवलः).

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

Gavala (गवल).—m.

(-laḥ) A wild buffalo. n.

(-laṃ) Buffalo's horn. E. gu to sound, alac aff.

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

Gavala (गवल).—[masculine] buffalo.

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

1) Gavala (गवल):—[from gav] m. the wild buffalo, [Varāha-mihira’s Yogayātrā vi, 25]

2) [v.s. ...] n. buffalo’s horn, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā xxxii, 17.]

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

Gavala (गवल):—(laḥ) 1. m. A wild buffalo. n. Buffaloe’s horn.

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

Gavala (गवल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Gavala.

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Gavala 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Gavala (गवल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Gavala.

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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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