Hila, Hīla, Hilā: 10 definitions


Hila means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi, biology. 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: academia.edu: Rare Sanskrit Words from the Commentary on the Bṛhat-kalpa-bhāṣya

Hīlā (हीला) refers to an “injury”.—In his publication for the Journal of Jaina Studies, Yutaka Kawasaki collected in a non-definite list several rare Sanskrit words (e.g., hīlā) from Malayagiri’s and Kṣemakīrti’s commentaries on the Bṛhatkalpabhāṣya: a 6th century commentary on monastic discipline authored by Svetambara Jain exegete Saṅghadāsa.—(Cf. Hīlanā)

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Hila in the Tamil language is the name of a plant identified with Garcinia gummi-gutta (L.) Roxb. from the Clusiaceae (Garcinia) family having the following synonyms: Garcinia cambogia, Cambogia gemmi-gutta, Garcinia sulcata. For the possible medicinal usage of hila, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hīla (हील).—Semen virile.

Derivable forms: hīlam (हीलम्).

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

Hīla (हील).—n.

(-laṃ) Semen virile. E. hī, lā to give, ka aff.

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

1) Hila (हिल):—m. Name of a mountain and a town (cf. hetu-h), [Buddhist literature]

2) Hīla (हील):—[from hīL] m. an instigator, stimulator, [Ṛg-veda viii, 8, 19.]

3) or hīlaka n. (perhaps [from] √hil) semen virile, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Hīla (हील):—(laṃ) 1. n. Semen virile.

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Hila 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Hīlā (हीला):—(nm) evasion; pretext; pretence/pretension; -[havālā] dilly-dally, shilly-shally, evasion; pretence; •[karanā] to dilly-dally/shilly-shally; to feign, to pretend; —[garāna bahānā bisiyāra] he who has a mind to beat his dog will easily find a stick, if you want to throw a stone every lane will furnish one.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Hīla (हील) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Hela.

2) Hīlā (हीला) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Helā.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Hila (ಹಿಲ):—[noun] a kind of tree.

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Hīla (ಹೀಲ):—[noun] the thick, whitish fluid secreted by the male reproductive organs and containing the spermatozoa; the semen.

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Hīla (ಹೀಲ):—[noun] = ಹೀಲೆ [hile].

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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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