Kila, Kīla, Kīḷā, Kilagu: 22 definitions

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Kila means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, 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 Kīḷā can be transliterated into English as Kila or Kilia, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Keel.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Kīla (कील) refers to the “ear-top” and is classified as an ornament (ābharaṇa) for the ears (karṇa) to be worn by males, according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 23. Such ornaments for males should be used in cases of gods and kings.

Ābharaṇa (‘ornaments’, eg., kīla) is a category of alaṃkāra, or “decorations”, which in turn is a category of nepathya, or “costumes and make-up”, the perfection of which forms the main concern of the Āhāryābhinaya, or “extraneous representation”, a critical component for a successful dramatic play.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Shodhganga: Vaisnava Agamas And Visnu Images

Kīlā (कीला) refers to “ear-stud for upper ear-lobe”, representing a type of ear-ornament (karṇabhūṣaṇa) for males, as defined in treatises such as the Pāñcarātra, Pādmasaṃhitā and Vaikhānasa-āgamas, extensively dealing with the technical features of temple art, iconography and architecture in Vaishnavism.—A number of ear-ornaments (Karṇabhūṣaṇa) are found in Indian sculptures. Bharata mentions two sets one for male and another for female. The ear-ornament for males are [viz., kīlā (ear-stud for upper ear-lobe)]

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Kīla (कील):—[kīlaṃ] Fleshy growth, Piles in rectum

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: OpenEdition books: Architectural terms contained in Ajitāgama and Rauravāgama

Kīla (कील) refers to “see stūpikīla.”.—(For paragraphs cf. Les enseignements architecturaux de l'Ajitāgama et du Rauravāgama by Bruno Dagens)

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Kīla (कील) refers to a “peg” (used to ‘fix’ and energize the mantra), according to Tantric texts such as the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—HSAUṂ is the seed-syllable of Sadāśiva and corresponds to the element Space. This seed-syllable has several variants. [...] Other rare variants are noted in the Ṭīkā. One is HSMRAṂ which is said to have been revealed in the Vidyāsaṅketasūtra. This is the form of the seed-syllable when it is used as a Peg (kīla) to ‘fix’ and energize the mantra into which it is inserted. ‘Fixed’ in this way, the mantra is accessible only to those who know its use. [...]

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Kila.—cf. Paṭṭakila, Veṭakila. Note: kila is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kīla : (m.) a stake. || kīḷā (f.), playing; sport.

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

Kila, see kili (the sound click). (Page 216)

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Kīla, =a pin, a stake, see Khīla. (Page 217)

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Kīḷā, f. (fr. krīḍ, cp. Sk. krīḍā) play, sport, enjoyment; udakakīḷaṃ kīḷantī enjoying herself on the water PvA. 189.—uyyāna° amusement in the park DhA. I, 220; IV, 3; nakkhatta-kīḷaṃ kīḷati to celebrate a festival (i.e. the full moon when standing in a certain Nakkhatta) VvA. 109, ThA. 137; sāla-kīḷā sport in the sāla woods J. V, 38; kīḷādhippāyena in play, for fun PvA. 215;— Cp. kīḷikā.

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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

kīla (कील).—m (S) A stake, peg, pin, bolt, wedge; but in use almost confined to the pin of a handmill. 2 The caked soot in the tube of a guḍaguḍī or hubble bubble. 3 A gnomon.

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kīḷa (कीळ).—n (kīlā S Flame.) Brilliancy or lustre (of gems). Ex. ghēuni indranīḷa || tyācēṃ kāḍhiyēlēṃ kīḷa || ōtiyēlā ghananīḷa || dēvakīgarbha musēṃ ||.

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

kīla (कील).—m A stake, peg, pin, wedge. The caked soot in the tube of a guḍaguḍī.

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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

Kila (किल).—1 Play, trifling.

Derivable forms: kilaḥ (किलः).

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Kila (किल).—ind.

1) Verily, indeed, assuredly, certainly; अर्हति किल कितव उपद्रवम् (arhati kila kitava upadravam) M.4; इदं किलाव्याजमनोहरं वपुः (idaṃ kilāvyājamanoharaṃ vapuḥ) Ś.1. 18.

2) As they say, as is reported (showing report or tradition aitihya); बभूव योगी किल कार्तवीर्यः (babhūva yogī kila kārtavīryaḥ) R.6.38,13. 51; जघान कंसं किल वासुदेवः (jaghāna kaṃsaṃ kila vāsudevaḥ) Mahābhārata

3) A feigned action (alīka); प्रसह्य सिंहः किल तां चकर्ष (prasahya siṃhaḥ kila tāṃ cakarṣa) R.2.27; Mu. 7.9; पयस्यगाधे किल जातसंभ्रमा (payasyagādhe kila jātasaṃbhramā) Ki.8.48,11.2.

4) Hope, expectation or probability; पार्थः किल विजेष्यते कुरून् (pārthaḥ kila vijeṣyate kurūn) G. M.

5) Dissatisfaction, dislike; एवं किल केचिद्वदन्ति (evaṃ kila kecidvadanti) G. M.

6) Contempt; त्वं किल योत्स्यसे (tvaṃ kila yotsyase) G. M.

7) Cause, reason (hetu); (very rare) स किलैवमुक्तवान् (sa kilaivamuktavān) G. M. 'for he said so'.

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Kīla (कील).—[kīl-ghañ]

1) A wedge, a pin; कीलोत्पाटीव वानरः (kīlotpāṭīva vānaraḥ) Pt.1.21.

2) A lance; कीलैः सुनिचिताः कृताः (kīlaiḥ sunicitāḥ kṛtāḥ) Mb.3.15.15.

3) A post, pillar.

4) A weapon; सकीलकवचाः सर्वे वासी- वृक्षादनान्विताः (sakīlakavacāḥ sarve vāsī- vṛkṣādanānvitāḥ) Mb.5.155.8.

5) The elbow.

6) A blow with the elbow.

7) A flame, a lambent flame, halo; बाणवदनमुददीपि भिये जगतः सकीलमिव सूर्यमण्डलम् (bāṇavadanamudadīpi bhiye jagataḥ sakīlamiva sūryamaṇḍalam) Śi.15.48.

8) A minute particle.

9) Name of Śiva.

1) A gnomon.

11) A position of the fœtus just before the time of delivery.

12) a gambler; किलो धूर्ते रथाक्षे च शङ्कौ ज्वालाम- हीध्रयोः (kilo dhūrte rathākṣe ca śaṅkau jvālāma- hīdhrayoḥ) Nm.

13) handle, brace; Suśr.

Derivable forms: kīlaḥ (कीलः).

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

Kila (किल).—ind. An aptote signifying. 1. News, (so said, so reported.) 2. Likelihood, (probably, possibly.) 3. Conciliatory expression. 4. Assertion, certainty, (indeed, verily, assuredly.) 5. Ealsehood, inaccuracy. E. kil to send or order, affix ka.

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Kīla (कील).—mf.

(-laḥ-lā) 1. Flame, lambent flame. 2. Small, minute. m.

(-laḥ) 1. A stake, a pin, a bolt, a wedge, &c. 2. A lance, a spike. 3. A gnomon. 4. A weapon. 5. A post, a piller. 6. The elbow. 7. A blow or punch with the elbow. 8. A blow, a thump; (in the three last senses some make this also fem.) 9. A post in a cow-house; see the next. E. kīl to bind, and ka aff.

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

Kila (किल).—adv. Indeed, Chr. 14, 18; [Pañcatantra] 167, 1.

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Kīla (कील).—m. 1. A stake, Mahābhārata 3, 650. 2. A pin, [Pañcatantra] 44, 14. 3. A wedge, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 26. 4. A pillar [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 107.

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

Kila (किल).—(kilā) [adverb] indeed, of course (lays stress on the preceding word).

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Kīla (कील).—[masculine] kīliṃkā [feminine] a pointed piece of wood; peg, bolt, wedge, etc.

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

1) Kila (किल):—[from kil] 1. kila m. play, trifling, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) 2. kila ind. (a particle of asseveration or emphasis) indeed, verily, assuredly, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda] etc.

3) (or of explanation) namely, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc.

4) ‘so said’ ‘so reported’, pretendedly, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Kādambarī]

5) (kila is preceded by the word on which it lays stress, and occurs very rarely at the beginning of a sentence or verse [Rāmāyaṇa iv, 14, 14; Pañcatantra lxxxix, 4]; according to native lexicographers kila may be used in communicating intelligence, and may imply ‘probably’, ‘possibly’, ‘agreement’, ‘dislike’, ‘falsehood’, ‘inaccuracy’, and ‘reason.’)

6) 3. kila m. Name of a man, [Pravara texts]

7) Kīla (कील):—[from kīl] m. (ifc. f(ā). ), a sharp piece of wood, stake, pin, peg, bolt, wedge, etc., [Mahābhārata] etc.

8) [v.s. ...] a post, post in a cow-house to which cows are fastened, pillar, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] a gnomon, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) [v.s. ...] handle, brace, [Suśruta]

11) [v.s. ...] the elbow, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

12) [v.s. ...] a kind of tumour (having the form of a stake), [Suśruta]

13) [v.s. ...] a position of the foetus impeding delivery, [Suśruta]

14) [v.s. ...] Name of the inner syllables of a Mantra, [Rāmatāpanīya-upaniṣad]

15) [v.s. ...] Name of Vīta-rāga Maheśa (= kīleśvara)

16) [v.s. ...] = bandha [commentator or commentary] on [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā ii, 34]

17) [v.s. ...] a weapon, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

18) [v.s. ...] flame, lambent flame, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

19) [v.s. ...] a minute particle, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

20) [v.s. ...] a blow with the elbow (= kilā), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

21) Kīlā (कीला):—[from kīla > kīl] f. a stake, pin, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

22) [v.s. ...] the elbow, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

23) [v.s. ...] a weapon, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

24) [v.s. ...] flame, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

25) [v.s. ...] a minute particle, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

26) [v.s. ...] a blow with the elbow (or ‘a blow in copulation’), [Vātsyāyana]

27) Kīla (कील):—[from kīl] n. (= kīna), flesh, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]

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

1) Kila (किल):—An expletive, indeed.

2) Kīla (कील):—(laḥ) 1. m. A stake, a pin; a lance; a post; an elbow; a blow. f. () A flame; a particle.

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

Kila (किल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Kira, Kīla, Kīlā, Khilla, Khīla, Khīlaga, Khīlava.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Kilā (किला):—(nm) a fort, castle; ~[lebaṃdī] fortification; [kiledāra] garrison commander; [kiledārī] the charge of a fort; the position of a [kiledāra; ~lā phataha/sara karanā] to conquer an enemy, to achieve a victory; to accomplish a gigantic task.

2) Kīla (कील) [Also spelled keel]:—(nf) a nail; pin; peg; toggle; wedge, spike, spline; core (of a boil); a gold or silver pin worn by women on one side of the nose; —[kāṃṭā] tools and accoutrements; -[kāṃṭe se laisa/durusta] tiptop, in full attire; in complete readiness; to be fully equipped.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Kīla (कील) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Krīḍ.

2) Kīla (कील) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kīla.

3) Kīlā (कीला) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kīlā.

4) Kīlā (कीला) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Krīḍā.

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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

Kila (ಕಿಲ):—[noun] an imitative sound of joyful titter or laughter; giggle.

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Kila (ಕಿಲ):—[noun] falling to pieces or into disrepair; broken down; shabby and neglected; dilapidated.

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Kila (ಕಿಲ):—[noun] activity engaged in for amusement or recreation; a sport, a game, a play.

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Kīla (ಕೀಲ):—[noun] a fluid secreted by the mammary glands of women, and also of cows, goats, etc., for the nourishment of their young, which sometimes used as a food by humans.

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Kīla (ಕೀಲ):—

1) [noun] a piece of solid material (as wood or metal) used esp. for fastening separate articles together; a pin.

2) [noun] a firm, upright support from below for a structure; a pillar.

3) [noun] a long wooden or metal staff with a pointed end for throwing against an enemy in a war; a spear.

4) [noun] name of a mountain.

5) [noun] a resinous substance secreted by a scale insect (Laccifer lacca) and used chiefly in the form of shellac; lac.

6) [noun] fire.

7) [noun] flame.

8) [noun] a clever way of doing something which is hard to analyse or teach; knack.

9) [noun] an act or instance of controlling or being controlled.

10) [noun] the joint between the upper and lower arm; esp., the outer part of the angle made by a bent arm; the elbow.

11) [noun] a blow or push with the elbow.

12) [noun] a minute particle.

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Kīḷa (ಕೀಳ):—[noun] a small yard or shed for cows.

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Kīḷa (ಕೀಳ):—

1) [noun] a man of base, mean, wicked quality.

2) [noun] anything of inferior quality.

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Kīḷāgu (ಕೀಳಾಗು):—[verb] to become bad, inferior or vile.

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Kīḻa (ಕೀೞ):—

1) [noun] a man of base, mean or wicked quality.

2) [noun] anything of inferior quality.

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Kīḻāgu (ಕೀೞಾಗು):—[verb] to become inferior.

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