Lal: 9 definitions
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Lal (लल्).—I. 1 U. (lalati-te) To play, move about, sport, dally, frolic; पनसफलानीव वानरा ललन्ति (panasaphalānīva vānarā lalanti) Mk.8.8; गजकलभा इव बन्धुला ललामः (gajakalabhā iva bandhulā lalāmaḥ) 4.28; ललदजगरघोरकोटराणाम् (laladajagaraghorakoṭarāṇām) Māl.5.15; युधि ललितमनायुधेन तेन (yudhi lalitamanāyudhena tena) Avimāraka 6.9. -II. 1 U. or Caus. (lālayati-te, lalita)
1) To cause to sport or play, caress, fondle, coax, dandle; लालने बहवो दोषास्ताडने बहवो गुणाः । तस्मात्पुत्रं च शिष्यं च ताडयेन्न तु लालयेत् (lālane bahavo doṣāstāḍane bahavo guṇāḥ | tasmātputraṃ ca śiṣyaṃ ca tāḍayenna tu lālayet) || Suhhāṣ.; Ku.5.15.
2) To desire. -III. 1 U. (lalayati-te)
1) To fondle; परगृहललिताः परान्नपुष्टाः (paragṛhalalitāḥ parānnapuṣṭāḥ) Mk.4.28.
2) To loll the tongue.
3) To desire.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Lal (लल्).—r. 1st cl. (lalati-te) 1. To sport, to dally. 2. To loll, as the tongue, &c.: see laḍa, of which it is considered as a various reading only. r. 10th cl. (lālayati-te) 1. To desire, to wish for, to seek to obtain. 2. To sport, to wanton. 3. To lay. 4. To fondle. (lalayati-te) 1. To desire. 2. To loll the tongue.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Lal (लल्).—and † laḍ LaḌ, i. 1, [Parasmaipada.] (in epic poetry, [Ātmanepada.], [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 9, 19). 1. To sport, Mahābhārata 3, 1741. 2. To dally, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 9, 19. Ptcple. of the pf. pass. lalita. 1. Dallying, wanton, [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 65. 2. Beautiful, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 14, 6. 3. Wished. n. 1. Beauty, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 9, 16. 2. Love of pleasure, love, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 32. 3. Softness and delicacy of motion, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 14, 6. 4. ºtam, adv. Sweetly, [Devīmāhātmya, (ed. Poley.)] 10, 27. Comp. Durlalita, i. e. dus- (cf. [Causal.] A.), I. adj. spoiled, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 27; wayward, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 103, 4. n. 1. ill habit, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 8539 (with ati-, excessive). 2. disfavour, [Prabodhacandrodaya, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 90, 15. Su-, adj. 1. sporting. 2. pleased, very delicate, [Hitopadeśa] 37, 4, M.M. 3. very beautiful, [Ṛtusaṃhāra] 1, 28; [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 3, 28. ºtam, adv. delightedly, easily. [Causal.], and i. 10, [Parasmaipada.] A. lalaya, † laḍaya, 1. To exhilarate, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 43. 5. 2. To nurse, to foster, to attend, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 47, 6; [Pañcatantra] 87, 11. B. lālaya, 1. To cherish, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 397. 2. To spoil, Böhtl. Ind. Spr. 2664. i. 10, [Ātmanepada.] † lāḍaya, To desire. lālita, 1. Desired. 2. Cherished tenderly, [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 126. 3. Loved, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 6. 4. Coaxed, [Pañcatantra] 87, 11 (or n. Joy; ºtena, Joyfully ?). 5. Seduced; cf. 2. laḍ.
— With the prep. upa upa, [Causal.] lālaya, 1. To court, [Mālavikāgnimitra, (ed. Tullberg.)] 29, 1. 2. To fondle, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 104, 5.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Lal (लल्).—lalani (lalate) [participle] lalita (q.v.) sport, dally, play, coruscate. [Causative] lālayati cause to sport etc., caress, fondle, cherish, love. (ā play, sport*). upa & sam [Causative] = [Simple] [Causative]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Lal (लल्):—(cf. √laḍ) [class] 1. [Parasmaipada] ([Dhātupāṭha ix, 77]) lalati (mc. also te), to play, sport, dally, frolic, behave loosely or freely, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.;
—to loll or wag the tongue (See below) :—[Causal] lālayati, te ([Passive voice] lālyate), to cause to sport or dally, caress, fondle, foster, cherish, [ib.];
—to wave, flourish, [Harivaṃśa];
—to favour, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa];
— ([Ātmanepada]) to desire, [Dhātupāṭha] (cf. under √laḍ).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Lal (लल्):—lalati 1. a. To sport; to loll. (ka, ṅa) lālayate 10. d. To desire. to seek, to obtain; to sport.
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Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Lal in Hindi refers in English to:—(a) red, ruddy; angry, infuriated; communist (as —[cina]); (nm) beloved/dear child/boy/son; beloved person; a kind of small bird; ruby; —[amgara/bhabhuka] extremely red, red hot; red hot due to anger, terribly infuriated; —[camdana] red sandalwood; —[pagadi] the police (man); —[pari] wine, liquor; —[pani] wine, liquor; ~[phita] red tape; •[shahi] red-tapism; —[bujhakkada] village wisecare, an ignorant fool who thinks very highly of himself and feels competent to answer any question; •[bujhihai aura na bujhai koya] the ass waggeth his ears; —[mirca] chilly; —[shakkara] unrefined/crude sugar; —[sagara] red sea; —[sena] communist army; —[amkhem dikhana/nikalana] to look angrily, to frown; -[pila hona] to be black in the face, to be purple with passion; to fret and fume, to be red hot with rage..—lal (लाल) is alternatively transliterated as Lāla.
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Search found 25 books and stories containing Lal, Lāl; (plurals include: Lals, Lāls). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)
The history of human sacrifice < [Notes]
Chapter III < [Book I - Kathāpīṭha]
Chapter XXVIII < [Book VI - Madanamañcukā]
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)
Chapter XXVIII - The story of Trapuṣa (Trapusa) and Bhallika < [Volume III]
Chapter XXIX - From Uruvilvā to Benares < [Volume III]
Chapter XXX - The rolling of the wheel < [Volume III]
Sushruta Samhita, volume 2: Nidanasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Sushruta Samhita, Volume 5: Kalpasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Sushruta Samhita, volume 3: Sharirasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Sushruta Samhita, volume 1: Sutrasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)