Lal: 10 definitions


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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: 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) Mṛcchakaṭika 8.8; गजकलभा इव बन्धुला ललामः (gajakalabhā iva bandhulā lalāmaḥ) 4.28; ललदजगरघोरकोटराणाम् (laladajagaraghorakoṭarāṇām) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 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.; Kumārasambhava 5.15.

2) To desire. -III. 1 U. (lalayati-te)

1) To fondle; परगृहललिताः परान्नपुष्टाः (paragṛhalalitāḥ parānnapuṣṭāḥ) Mṛcchakaṭika 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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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

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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Lāl (ಲಾಲ್):—

1) [noun] the colour of the human blood or any of its varying shades.

2) [noun] a variety of bird having brown feathers and red breast.

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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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