Jalaka, aka: Jālaka, Jalākā; 6 Definition(s)


Jalaka means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Buddhism


jālaka : (m.) a bud; a small net.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Jālaka, (nt.) (jāla1+ka) 1. a net J. VI, 536; Dāvs. V, 51. ‹-› 2. a bud A. IV, 117 sq. (°jāta in bud).—f. jālikā chain armour Miln. 199. (Page 283)

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

India history and geogprahy

Jalaka is the name of a building at Mahāvihāra in Anurādhapura. The Jalaka or Lañjakāsana hall was built by Lañjatissa (B.C. 119-110). Mahāvihāra, also called the Tissārāma, was a region in the Southern Area of the city of Anurādhapura, founded in B.C. 246 by Devānaṃpiya Tissa and presented to the great Thera, Mahinda. Its territory (including Jalaka) comprised the Jotivana (previously called Nandana) and Mahāmegha Parks, the area to south and south-east of the citadel.

(Source): archive.org: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963
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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.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

jaḷakā (जळका).—a (jaḷaṇēṃ) Burned, scorched, singed, seared.

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jaḷakā (जळका).—m (Nashik &c. jaḷaṇēṃ) Burning or great heat (of body): also prickly or vehement itching. v suṭa, hō. 2 Gnawing (in the throat or stomach) from bile. 3 Angry envying at or swelling against. v .

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jaḷakā (जळका).—a Burned, singed, scorched.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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.

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jalaka (जलक).—A conch, shell.

Derivable forms: jalakam (जलकम्).

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Jalākā (जलाका).—A leech.

See also (synonyms): jalālukā, jalikā, jalukā, jalokā, jalokikā.

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Jālaka (जालक).—[jālamiva kāyati kai-ka]

1) A net.

2) A multitude, collection; बद्धं कर्णशिरीषरोधि वदने घर्माम्भसां जालकम् (baddhaṃ karṇaśirīṣarodhi vadane gharmāmbhasāṃ jālakam) Ś.1.3; R.9.68.

3) A lattice, window; जालकमुखोप गतान् (jālakamukhopa gatān) Śi.9.39; आननविलग्नजालकम् (ānanavilagnajālakam) R.9.68.

4) A bud, an unblown flower; अभिनवैर्जालकैर्मालतीनाम् (abhinavairjālakairmālatīnām) Me.98; so यूथिकाजालकानि (yūthikājālakāni) 26.

5) A kind of ornament (worn in the hair); तिलकजालकजालकमौक्तिकैः (tilakajālakajālakamauktikaiḥ) R.9.44 (ābharaṇaviśeṣaḥ).

6) A nest.

7) Illusion, deception.

8) A plantain or the fruit.

9) Pride.

1) A kind of tree; माधवीजालकादिभिः (mādhavījālakādibhiḥ) Bhāg.8.2.19.

-kaḥ 1 A window, lattice.

2) A fowler.

Derivable forms: jālakam (जालकम्).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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