Gula, Guḷa, Guḷā: 16 definitions

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Gula means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, 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 terms Guḷa and Guḷā can be transliterated into English as Gula or Gulia, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Gul.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: OpenEdition books: Architectural terms contained in Ajitāgama and Rauravāgama

Gula (गुल) refers to “molasses § 2.16.”.—(For paragraphs cf. Les enseignements architecturaux de l'Ajitāgama et du Rauravāgama by Bruno Dagens)

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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India history and geography

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism

Gula (गुल) or Gola is the name of a locality situated in Dakkhiṇāpatha (Deccan) or “southern district” of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—Gula is mentioned in the Barhut inscriptions. The location of the place is, however, unknown. The Purāṇas mention Gulangula as a country in the Deccan.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

guḷa : (nt.) sugar; molasses; a ball; a globe. || guḷā (f.), a kind of bird whose nest is much entangled.

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

Guḷā, (f.) (to guḷa1) a swelling, pimple, pustule, blight, in cpd. guḷā-guṇṭhika-jāta D.II, 55, which is also to be read at A.II, 211 (in spite of Morris, prelim. remarks to A.II, 4, whose trsln. is otherwise correct)=guḷā —gunṭḥita covered with swellings (i.e. blight); cp. similar expression at DhA.III, 297 gaṇḍāgaṇḍa (-jāta) “having become covered all over with pustules (i.e. rash).” All readings at corresp. passages are to be corrected accordingly, viz., S.II, 92 (guḷigandhika°); IV, 158 (guṇaguṇika°); the reading at Dpvs XII.32, also v. l. SS at A.II, 211, is as quoted above and the whole phrase runs: tantākulajātā guḷāguṇṭhikajātā “entangled like a ball of string and covered with blight.” (Page 253)

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1) Guḷa, 3 (for guṇa2, due to distance dissimilation in maṇiguṇa and mālāguṇa›maṇigula and mālāgula; cp. similarly in meaning and form Ohg. chliuwa›Ger. knäuel) a cluster, a chain (?), in maṇi° a cluster of jewels, always in simile with ref. to sparkling eyes “maniguḷa-sadisāni akkhīni” J.I, 149; III, 126, 184 (v. l. BB °guḷika); IV, 256 (v. l. id.); mālā° a cluster, a chain of flowers, a garland J.I, 73, 54; puppha° id. Dh. 172, 233. (Page 253)

2) Guḷa, 2 (Non-Aryan?) sugar, molasses Vin.I, 210, 224 sq., 245.—saguḷa sugared, sweet, or “with molasses” J.VI, 324 (saguḷāni, i.e. saguḷa-pūve pancakes).

3) Guḷa, 1 (Sk. guḍa and gulī ball, guṭikā pill, guṇikā tumour; to *gleu to make into a ball, to conglomerate. Cp. Sk. glauḥ ball; Gr. gloutόs; Ohg. chliuwa; Ger. kugel, kloss; E. clot, cleat; also *gel with same meaning: Sk. gulma tumour, gilāyu glandular swelling; cp. Lat. glomus, globus; Ger. klamm; E. clamp, clump. A root guḷ is given by Dhtp 576, 77 in meaning of “mokkha”) a ball, in cpds. sutta° a ball of string (=Ohg. chliuwa) D.I, 54=; M.III, 95; PvA.145; ayo° an iron globe Dh.308; DA.I, 84; loha° of copper Dh.371; sela° a rockball, i.e. a heavy stone-ball J.I, 147.

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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

gūla (गूल).—m f ( P) The charred or kindled part (of a match, wick, torch). 2 A flake of fire. 3 The head of a nail. 4 A circular mark made by burning: (as with the head of a nail &c.) 5 m unc A rose. 6 f () Clamor, uproar, hubbub. 7 fig. Publicity or notoriety. gūla karaṇēṃ To extinguish (a torch or lamp).

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gūḷa (गूळ).—m (guḍa S) Coarse or raw sugar; juice of the sugar-cane inspissated by boiling. Pr. vāṇyānēṃ āpalā gūḷa cōrūna khāvā. guḷācā gaṇēśa or gaṇapati A term for a mild, easy, assenting, acquiescing fellow: also for a fat, lazy, humorous, happy fellow, a Falstaff. guḷācā gaṇa- pati guḷācāca naivēdya Making a present to a man out of his own gift. Pr. gūḷa nāhīṃ para guḷācī vācā nāhīṃ? You deny me, but cannot you deny me sweetly? 2 gūḷapuṛyā vāṭaṇēṃ-karaṇēṃ To make a feasting. Pr. jō guḷānēṃ maratō tyālā viṣa kaśālā? Why beat him who dies under a look?

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

gūla (गूल).—m f The charred or kindled part (of a match, wick, torch). A flake of fire. The head of a nail. Clamour, uproar, hub- bub. Fig. Publicity or notoriety. gūla karaṇēṃ To extinguish (a torch or lamp).

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gūḷa (गूळ).—m Coarse or raw sugar, juice of the sugar-cane inspissated by boiling. guḷācā gaṇēśa or gaṇapati A term for a mild, easy, assenting, acquiescing fellow: also for a fat, lazy, humorous, happy fellow, a Falstaff. guḷācā gaṇapati guḷācāca naivēdya Making a present to a man out of his own gift.

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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

Gula (गुल).—1 Molasses; cf. गुड (guḍa).

2) the glans penis.

3) Clitoris.

-lī 1 A pill.

2) Small-pox.

Derivable forms: gulaḥ (गुलः).

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

Gulā (गुला).—name of a rākṣasī: Mahā-Māyūrī 243.14.

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

Gula (गुल).—m.

(-laḥ) Raw unrefined sugar, molasses. f.

(-lā) A plant, (Euphorbia tirucalli:) see snuhī. (-lī) 1. A pill, a bolus, any small globular substance. 2. Small pox. E. guḍa to surround, &c. affixes ka and and ṭāp, or ṅīṣ, ḍa changed to la.

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

Gula (गुल).—[masculine] = guḍa.

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

1) Gula (गुल):—m. (= guḍa) raw or unrefined sugar, molasses, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) the glans penis, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) the clitoris, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Gulā (गुला):—[from gula] f. Tithymalus antiquorum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Gūlā (गूला):—See uru-gūlā.

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

Gula (गुल):—(laḥ) 1. m. Raw or unrefined sugar. f. lā A plant; a pill; a disease, the small-pox.

[Sanskrit to German]

Gula in German

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Gula (गुल) [Also spelled gul]:—(nm) a flower; snuff (of a candle etc.); the ashy substance on the front of a lighted cigarette etc; print; ~[kārī] embroidery; ~[jāra] a garden; gay, bustling with life; ~[dastā] a bouquet; ~[dāna] a flower vase; ~[badana] soft and delicate (like a flower); ~[śana] a small garden; —[karanā] to snuff out; to put out; —[khilanā] to have strange or funny things to happen or come to light; hence causative —[khilānā; —honā] to be snuffed out; to be put out.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Guḷa (ಗುಳ):—

1) [noun] the plant Solanum indicum of Solanaceae family.

2) [noun] its fruit.

3) [noun] the plant Solanum ferox of the same family.

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Guḷa (ಗುಳ):—

1) [noun] the part of a plough that cuts the soil; a plough-share.

2) [noun] an iron bar used to burn a mark on the skin; a branding-rod.

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Guḷa (ಗುಳ):—

1) [noun] a dark, crude sugar from the sap of sugarcane; jaggery.

2) [noun] anything that is round or globular in shape, as a ball.

3) [noun] an armour that covers the back and the sides of a horse or elephant.

4) [noun] (dial.) the fleshy and juicy part of a fruit; pulp.

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Guḻa (ಗುೞ):—

1) [noun] a dark, crude sugar from the sap of sugarcane; jaggery.

2) [noun] anything that is round or globular in shape, as a ball.

3) [noun] an armour that covers the back and the sides of a horse or elephant.

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Guḻu (ಗುೞು):—

1) [noun] the part of a plough that cuts the soil; a plough-share.

2) [noun] an iron bar used to burn a mark on the skin; a branding-rod.

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Gūḷa (ಗೂಳ):—[noun] that which is kept or meant to be kept secret.

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Gūḷa (ಗೂಳ):—[noun] a kind of thorny plant.

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