Mahalla: 8 definitions


Mahalla means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mahalla (महल्ल).—A eunuch in a king's harem (a word derived from Arabic); मुष्कशून्योऽनुपस्थो यः स्त्रीस्वभावो महल्लिकः (muṣkaśūnyo'nupastho yaḥ strīsvabhāvo mahallikaḥ) Śabdamālā.

Derivable forms: mahallaḥ (महल्लः).

See also (synonyms): mahallika.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Mahalla (महल्ल).—adj. and subst. (compare next, where [etymology]; this form without -ka not recorded in Pali, tho cited from Fausböll Dhammapada (Pali) commentary, 315.23, by Childers; however, for this PTS ed. iii.116.12 has mahallik’ itthi-; AMg. id. in meaning 1), (1) old; an old man, elder: Divyāvadāna 329.1 ff. (Tibetan old man, Index, citing Feer); 520.11 ff.; Avadāna-śataka ii.139.8 (all these prose); (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 592.20, 21; 593.5, 10; compare °llakas 593.25 ((Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa all verses); (2) eunuch (so Sanskrit Lex.): Mahāvyutpatti 3822 = Tibetan ñug rum pa.

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

Mahalla (महल्ल).—(& ka) [masculine] eunuch in a harem.

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

Mahalla (महल्ल):—m. ([from] Arabic mahall) a eunuch in a king’s palace or in a harem, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Mahalla 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Mahallā (महल्ला):—(nm) a street, ward (in a town or city).

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Mahalla (महल्ल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Mahat.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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