Hula, Hūla: 10 definitions


Hula means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu

Hūla (हूल) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Hūla] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Wisdom Library: India History

Hula refers to one of the thirty-six Rajput clans, according to Padmanabha’s 15th-century Kanhadadeprabandha, in which he described the Muslim invasion of Gujarat of 1298 AD. The kingdom or dynasty of the Hulas had their own princes and nobles and were further separated into sub-clans and families. Their name can also be spelled as Hūla.

The Rajputs are a Hindu race claiming to be descendants of the ancient Kṣatriya-varṇa (warrior caste). Originally, the Rajputs consisted of two principal branches: the Sūryavaṃśa (solar race) and the Candravaṃśa (lunar race), to which later was added the Agnivaṃśa (fire-born race).

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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

hulā (हुला).—a (Commonly hulacutiyā) Silly &c.

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huḷā (हुळा).—m (hōlaka S through H) Green pods of gram (cicer arietinum) or of peas parched.

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hūla (हूल).—f ī or ē ( H Thrust or point.) Speech or actions designed to indicate intention (esp. to indicate falsely, and to mislead); making deceitful show. v dākhava. 2 A general uproar or disturbance; a popular commotion. 3 A term at the games with songṭya. 4 A sign, mark, or indication (as of a person having been).

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hūḷa (हूळ).—f (hūla) An alarm or outcry: also a clamorous stir and bustle; a row, clatter, storm. v kara, māṇḍa, lāva. 2 Constructed with such verbs as kāḍha, mirava, bhōṃvaḍa, vājava g. of o. and nigha, mirava, bhōṃvaḍa, vāja, jā, cāla g. of s., hūḷa implies Disgraceful exposure (as upon an ass &c.) in procession with tomtoms and horns and suchlike noise-instruments.

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

huḷā (हुळा).—m Green pods of gram or of peas parched.

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hūla (हूल).—f See hūlakāvaṇī. A general disturbance or commotion.

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hūḷa (हूळ).—f An alarm; a clamorous stir; a row.

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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

Hula (हुल).—A kind of implement or knife.

Derivable forms: hulaḥ (हुलः).

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

Hula (हुल).—= huḍa.

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

1) Hula (हुल):—[from hul] m. a [particular] kind of warlike implement (cf. huḍa), [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] n. a double-edged knife with two sharp edges, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Hula 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

Hula (हुल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Mṛj.

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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

Huḷa (ಹುಳ):—[noun] = ಹುಳು [hulu].

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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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