Laulya: 13 definitions


Laulya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Laulya (लौल्य):—[laulyaṃ] Greediness

Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study

Laulya (लौल्य) (lit. “one who has restlessness or fickleness”) is a synonym (another name) for the Crow (Kāka), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Laulya (लौल्य) refers to one who “suffer from greed”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—When the disciple is given the first initiation he is told a number of rules, both prohibitions and injunctions, that he must observe. [...] The Command and its operation are intimately related to this. The Tantra unambiguously admonishes that: “One who desires success (should not suffer from) greed, delusion or craving. He should not disobey (the teacher’s) Command, (or be) haughty, suffer from greed (laulya) or be attached to the objects of sense”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Laulya (लौल्य).—[lolasya bhāvaḥ ṣyañ]

1) Fickleness, unsteadiness, inconstancy.

2) Eagerness, eager desire, greediness; lustfulness, excessive passion or desire; प्रीतस्तेऽहमलौल्येन भक्त्या तव च सत्तम (prītaste'hamalaulyena bhaktyā tava ca sattama) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.21.26; जिह्वालौल्यात् (jihvālaulyāt) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1; R. 7.61;16.76;18.31.

Derivable forms: laulyam (लौल्यम्).

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

Laulya (लौल्य).—n. (-lya) 1. Fickleness, inconstancy. 2. Eagerness, passion.

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

Laulya (लौल्य).—i. e. lola + ya, n. 1. Greediness, Pañc, 62, 21; desire, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 19, 19. 2. Passion, [Pañcatantra] v. [distich] 61.

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

Laulya (लौल्य).—[neuter] restlessness, unsteadiness, fickleness; greediness, eagerness or passion for (—°).

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

1) Laulya (लौल्य):—n. ([from] lola) restlessness, [Suśruta]

2) unsteadiness, inconstancy, fickleness, [Harivaṃśa]

3) lustfulness, eagerness, greediness, passion, ardent longing for ([locative case] or [compound]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature etc.]

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

Laulya (लौल्य):—(lyaṃ) 1. n. Fickleness.

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

Laulya (लौल्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Lolikka.

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Laulya 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Laulya (ಲೌಲ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] the quality or fact of being unsteady; instability; unsteadiness.

2) [noun] the condition of being adicted to a habit; addiction.

3) [noun] a man or boy who is playing or has the tendency of being playful.

4) [noun] a man given to excessive sexual pleasures.

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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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