Kalala: 11 definitions



Kalala means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Kalala (कलल) refers to one of the embryonic stages according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter VII).—“According to some, at the moment of reincarnation (pratisaṃdhi), all beings have a disturbed mind; but since the Bodhisattva has no loss of mindfulness, it is said that he enters his mother’s womb with an undisturbed mind. When he is in the stage of the Ko lo lo (kalala), he knows that he is in the kalala stage, i.e., when, seven days after conception, the semen and blood (śuraśoṇita) coagulate”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kalala : (nt.) mud; mire.

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

Kalala, (m. nt.) 1. mud J. I, 12, 73; Miln. 125, 324, 346; Mhbv 150; PvA. 215 (=kaddama); DhA. III, 61; IV, 25.—su° “well-muddied” i.e. having soft soil (of a field) Miln. 255.—2. the residue of sesamum oil (tela°), used for embalming J. II, 155.—3. in Embryology: the “soil, ” the placenta S. I, 206=Kvu II. 494; Miln. 125. Also the first stage in the formation of the fœtus (of which the first 4 during the first month are k. , abbuda, pesi, ghana, after which the stages are counted by months 1—5 & 10; see Vism. 236; Nd1 120; & cp. Miln. 40).—4. the fœtus, appl. to an egg, i.e. the yolk Miln. 49.—In cpds with kar & bhū the form is kalalī°.

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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

kalāla (कलाल).—m ( A kalyāpāla S) A distiller or vender of spirituous liquors.

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

kalāla (कलाल).—m A distiller or vendor of spi- rituous liquors.

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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

Kalala (कलल).—

1) The foetus, uterus.

2) A term for the embryo a short time after conception. कार्याश्रयिणश्च कललाद्याः (kāryāśrayiṇaśca kalalādyāḥ) Sāṅ. K.43. कललं त्वेकरात्रेण पञ्चरात्रेण बुद्बुदम् (kalalaṃ tvekarātreṇa pañcarātreṇa budbudam) Bhāg.3.31.2.

Derivable forms: kalalaḥ (कललः), kalalam (कललम्).

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

Kalala (कलल).—mn.

(-laḥ-laṃ) The womb, the uterus; according to some, the embryo one month after conception. E. kal to reckon, alac aff.

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

1) Kalala (कलल):—n. (as m., [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) the embryo a short time after conception, [Suśruta; Bhāgavata-purāṇa] (cf. kalana.)

2) a leatherbag, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) a bone, ibidem

4) Kālala (कालल):—[from kāla] mfn. [gana] sidhmādi.

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

Kalala (कलल):—[(laḥ-laṃ)] 1. m. n. The womb.

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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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