Kila, aka: Kīla, Kīḷā; 8 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Kīḷā can be transliterated into English as Kila or Kilia, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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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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India history and geogprahy

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.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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

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

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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.

—goḷa a ball to play with Vism. 254. —goḷaka id. Vism. 256 (cp. KhA 53); ThA. 255; —pasuta bent on play J. I, 58; —bhaṇḍaka (nt.) toy Miln. 229 (=kīḷāpanaka M. I, 266); —maṇḍala play-circle, children’s games, playground J. VI, 332; DhA. III, 146; —sālā playhouse J. VI, 332. (Page 217)

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

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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

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

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) Mbh.

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: DDSA: The practical 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: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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