Kabala: 9 definitions

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Kabala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kabala : (m.; nt.) a lump; a morsel; a mouthful.

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

Kabala, (m. , nt.) (cp. Sk. kavala BSk. kavaḍa Divy 290 (+ālopa), 298, 470) a small piece (=ālopa PvA. 70), a mouthful, always appl. to food, either solid (i.e. as much as is made into a ball with the fingers when eating), or liquid Vin. II, 214; It. 18=J. III, 409; IV, 93; Dh. 324; Miln. 180, 400; Bdhd 69; DhA. II, 65; PvA. 39; Mhvs 19, 74. Kabale kabale on every morsel J. I, 68; Miln. 231; —sakabala appl. to the mouth, with the mouth full of food Vin. II, 214; IV, 195;— Sometimes written kabala.

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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

kabālā (कबाला).—m (Usually kavālā q.v.) A deed of purchase.

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kābāḷa (काबाळ).—m C The fibrous integuments of the cocoanut, soaked, beaten, and separated into threads.

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

kabālā (कबाला).—m A deed of purchase.

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kabaḷa (कबळ).—n-ḷā m-ḷī f-kēmaḷa n-ḷā m An old thatch.

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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

Kabala (कबल).—A kind of natural fodder (fed to elephants), consisting of branches and leaves of certain trees; Mātaṅga L.11.27. The word occurs sometimes in a 'Dvandva compound' with 'kubala' which also means the fodder which reduces phlegm and gall. cf. कबलं नामतस्तत्तु वातलं कफपित्तहृत् (kabalaṃ nāmatastattu vātalaṃ kaphapittahṛt) |

Derivable forms: kabalam (कबलम्).

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

Kabala (कबल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kabala.

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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

1) Kabālā (कबाला):—(nm) a transfer/sale deed.

2) Kābalā (काबला):—(nm) a bolt.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Kabala (कबल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kabala.

2) Kabāla (कबाल) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kapāla.

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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

Kabala (ಕಬಲ):—

1) [noun] as much as is usu. taken into the mouth at one time; a mouthful; a morsel.

2) [noun] the act of rinsing the throat by keeping a liquid in motion by the slow expulsion of air from the lungs; gargling.

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Kabaḷa (ಕಬಳ):—

1) [noun] a man who hunts or catches wild animals, birds, etc. for food or for a living.

2) [noun] a person who fishes for a living ; a fisherman.

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Kabaḷa (ಕಬಳ):—[noun] = ಕಬಲ [kabala].

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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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