Khela, Kheḷa: 17 definitions


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

The Sanskrit term Kheḷa can be transliterated into English as Khela or Khelia, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Khela (खेल) is Pali for “saliva” (Sanskrit Kheṭa) refers to one of the thirty-substances of the human body according to the Visuddhimagga, as mentioned in an appendix of the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 32-34. The Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra mentions thirty-six substances [viz., khela]; the Sanskrit sources of both the Lesser and the Greater Vehicles, physical substances are 26 in number while the Pāli suttas list thirty-once substances.

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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

kheḷa : (m.) saliva.

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

Kheḷa, (Sk. kheṭa, cp. kṣveḍa and śleṣma, P. silesuma. See also kilid & kilis, cp. ukkheṭita. On root khela see keḷanā; it is given by Dhtp 279 in meaning “calana. ” The latter (khela) has of course nothing to do with kheḷa) phlegm, saliva, foam; usually with siṅghānikā mucus, sometimes in the sense of perspiration, sweat A. I, 34; IV, 137; Sn. 196 (+siṅgh°); Kh II. =Miln. 26 (cp. Vism. 263 in detail, & KhA 66); J. I, 61; IV, 23; VI, 367; Vism. 259, 343 (+siṅghāṇikā), 362; DhA. III, 181; IV, 20, 170; Pv. II, 23 as food for Petas, cp. Av. S. I. 279 (kheṭamūtropajīvinī; II, 113: kheṭavadutsṛjya); PvA. 80 (=niṭṭhubhana).

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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

khēḷa (खेळ).—m (khēla S) Play, pastime, sport, fun. 2 Playthings, or a plaything: (toys, chess-men, draughts-men &c.) 3 A show, spectacle, exhibition. 4 Exercise or play (of the faculties, the senses &c.): also operation, action, motion (as of an engine). 5 The turn to play (at any game). 6 Tricks, mischief, fine doings, pretty work. Ex. mhaṇē vāṃsarā ghāta jhālā asārē || tujhē māulīcēci hē khēḷa sārē ||. khēḷa karaṇēṃ g. of o. (To make play of.) To waste, lavish, expend or consume recklessly: also to derange, disorder, mar, spoil. khēḷa karaṇēṃ-khēḷaṇēṃ-māṇḍaṇēṃ To play a good play; to act a good part; to achieve a clever or smart thing. khēḷa lāvaṇēṃ-māṇḍaṇēṃ To set on foot some plot or evil project.

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khēḷā (खेळा).—m R A dancer or sport-maker during Shimga: also an exhibiter of feats and merry fun at marriages.

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

khēḷā (खेळा).—

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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

Khela (खेल).—a.

1) Sportive, amorous, playful; लीलाखेलमनुप्रापुर्महोक्षास्तस्य विक्रमम् (līlākhelamanuprāpurmahokṣāstasya vikramam) R.4.22. V.4.32.

2) Moving, shaking.

-lā Sport, play, pastime; सिंहखेलगतिर्धीमान् (siṃhakhelagatirdhīmān) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.1.19.

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

Khelā (खेला).—f.

(-lā) Play, pastime, sport E. khel to shake, aṅ and ṭāp affs.

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

Khela (खेल).—[khel + a], I. adj. Moving from one side to the other, swinging, moving gently, Mahābhārata 1, 7043; [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 95. Ii. ºlam, adv. Moving gently, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 60, 19.

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

Khela (खेल).—[adjective] moving, swinging; [Name] of a man.

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

1) Khela (खेल):—[from khel] mfn. (in [compound] or ifc. [gana] kaḍārādi, [Gaṇaratna-mahodadhi 90]) moving, shaking, trembling, [Vikramorvaśī; Raghuvaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a man, [Ṛg-veda i, 116, 15]

3) Khelā (खेला):—[from khela > khel] f. sport, play [gana] kaṇḍvādi.

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

1) Khela (खेल):—(ṛ) khelati 1. a. To shake or tremble; to move.

2) Khelā (खेला):—(lā) 1. f. Play, sport.

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

Khela (खेल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Khiḍḍa, Kheḍḍa, Kheḍhḍaya, Khela.

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Khela in German

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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

Khela (खेल) [Also spelled khel]:—(nm) play, game, sport; show; -[kūda] sports; fun and frolic; —[karanā] to frolic; —[ke dina] age of merriment; boyhood; —[khilānā] to give a long rope; —[khatma honā] the game to be up; —[khelanā] to make a crafty move; —[khela meṃ] in a trice, without any effort; —[banānā] to have a business accomplished; —,[banā banāyā] near-accomplished job; —[bigaḍanā] a person’s apple-cart to be upset; to have a game or business spoilt; —[bigāḍanā] to upset a person’s apple-cart; —[samajhanā] to consider damn easy; to look through one’s game.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Khela (खेल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Khel.

2) Khela (खेल) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Khela.

3) Khela (खेल) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Śleṣman.

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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

Khēla (ಖೇಲ):—[noun] activity engaged in for amusement or recreation; a way of spending spare time pleasantly; a play; pastime.

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Khēḷa (ಖೇಳ):—[noun] = ಖೇಲ [khela].

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Khēḷa (ಖೇಳ):—[noun] a man from, belonging originally to Kērala, a state in the South India.

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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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