Kalakala, aka: Kala-kala, Kālakāla; 5 Definition(s)

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Kalakala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

[Kalakala in Pali glossaries]

kalakala : (m.) indistinct and confused noise.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Kalakala, (adj.) (cp. Sk. kala) any indistinct and confused noise Mhbv 23 (of the tramping of an army); in —mukhara sounding confusedly (of the ocean) ibid. 18. Cp. karakarā. (Page 198)

(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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

[Kalakala in Marathi glossaries]

kalakala (कलकल).—m (S) Confused jangling or noise (of men); twittering or chattering (of birds &c.)

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kalakala (कलकल).—ad Imit. of the noise of men brawling, birds angrily chattering &c.: expressive also of the disquieting effect of such noises: as mājhēṃ ḍōkēṃ ka0 karitēṃ. 2 Expressive of the tremulous or undulating manner of intense heat, as ūnha ka0 karitēṃ.

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kalākala (कलाकल).—ad Imit. of certain sharp sounds in quick succession (as of the bursting of stitches, of the snapping of ties, of rending, cracking &c.)

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kaḷakaḷa (कळकळ).—f Concern, solicitude, earnest and anxious care (as about a work). 2 The yearnings of pity; commiseration. v vāṭa, asa g. of s. & in. con. 3 (kalakala S) Vehement and vociferous speech (as of quarrels).

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

kalakala (कलकल).—m Confused noise, as of men brawling. ad The disquieting effect of such noises.

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kaḷakaḷa (कळकळ).—f Concern, solicitude. The yearn- ings of pity.

(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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Kalakala in Sanskrit glossaries]

Kalakala (कलकल).—

1) murmuring or hum of a crowd.

2) indistinct or confused noise; चलितया विदधे कलमेखलाकलकलोऽलकलोलदृशान्यया (calitayā vidadhe kalamekhalākalakalo'lakaloladṛśānyayā) Śi.6.14; नेपथ्ये कलकलः (nepathye kalakalaḥ) (in dramas); Bh.1.27,37; Amaru.31.

3) Name of Śiva.

4) resin, pitch.

Derivable forms: kalakalaḥ (कलकलः).

Kalakala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kala and kala (कल).

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Kālakāla (कालकाल).—Supreme Being.

Derivable forms: kālakālaḥ (कालकालः).

Kālakāla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāla and kāla (काल).

(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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