Mahala, aka: Mahalā; 2 Definition(s)

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[Mahala in Marathi glossaries]

mahalā (महला).—m ( A) A quarter, ward, or division of a town. 2 Masala as given to a horse &c.

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mahāla (महाल).—m ( A A place.) A subdivision of a Taluka. See dēśa. 2 The hall or court where the business of the Mahal is conducted: also the business conducted there. 3 The female apartments, a gynæceum or seraglio. 4 A large dwelling-house, a mansion or palace. 5 The whole business of a sāvakāra or banker. 6 The procession (of pālakhī, kāṭhī &c.) from the villages pāla and others to the village jējurī, in honor of khaṇḍōbā, jōtibā, and suchlike. mahāla majakurāvara or -khālīṃ ghālaṇēṃ-lōṭaṇēṃ-ṭākaṇēṃ-nēṇēṃ -dēṇēṃ To refer (the payment of a due or claim) to some particular Mahal; i.e. to put off fraudulently; to shuffle off. ma0 paḍaṇēṃ or yēṇēṃ To fall or come under such evasion or shuffling.

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mahālā (महाला).—A term of courtesy affixed to the names of Barbers. Ex. dāmamahālā, trimbakamahālyā.

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mahāḷa (महाळ).—m (mahālaya S) The shraddh performed in the latter fortnight of bhādrapada to the manes of all one's male ancestors: also, by meton., this period.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mahalā (महला).—m A quarter, ward, &c., of a town.

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mahāla (महाल).—m A subdivision of a tālukā. A palace. A seraglio.

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mahāḷa (महाळ).—m The śrāddha performed in the latter fortnight of bhādrapada.

(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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