Karatala, aka: Kara-tala; 5 Definition(s)


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Pali-English dictionary

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karatala : (nt.) the palm of the hand.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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

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karatala (करतल).—m (S) The palm of the hand.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

karatala (करतल).—m The palm of the hand.

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karatāla (करताल).—m-n-f A musical instrument.

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

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Karatala (करतल).—the palm of the hand; वनदेवताकरतलैः (vanadevatākaratalaiḥ) Ś.4.5; करतलगतमपि नश्यति यस्य तु भवितव्यता नास्ति (karatalagatamapi naśyati yasya tu bhavitavyatā nāsti) Pt.2.128. °आमलकम् (āmalakam) (lit.) an āmalaka fruit (fruit of the Myrobalan) placed on the palm of the hand; (fig.) ease and clearness of perception, such as is natural in the case of a fruit placed on the palm of the hand; करतलामलकफलवदखिलं जगदालोकयताम् (karatalāmalakaphalavadakhilaṃ jagadālokayatām) K.43. °स्थ (stha) a. resting on the palm of the hand;

Derivable forms: karatalaḥ (करतलः).

Karatala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kara and tala (तल).

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Karatāla (करताल).—

1) clapping the hands; स जहास दत्तकरतालमुच्चकैः (sa jahāsa dattakaratālamuccakaiḥ) Śi.15.39.

2) a kind of musical instrument, perhaps a cymbal.

Derivable forms: karatālaḥ (करतालः).

Karatāla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kara and tāla (ताल). See also (synonyms): karatālaka.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Karatala (करतल).—n.

(-laṃ) The palm of the hand. E. kara, and tala lower part.

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Karatāla (करताल).—nf. (-laṃ-lī) 1. A musical instrument, a cymbol. 2. Beating time by clapping the hands. E. kara the hand, tāla musical time, and ṅīṣ aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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