Maleya, Māleya, Māleyā: 6 definitions



Maleya 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Māleya (मालेय).—The collective name of the ministers of Vibhiṣaṇa The four ministers were: Anala, Anila, Hara and Sampāti. (Uttar Kāṇḍa, Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa)

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Māleya (मालेय).—A garland-maker, florist.

Derivable forms: māleyaḥ (मालेयः).

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Māleyā (मालेया).—Large cardamoms.

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

Māleya (मालेय).—mfn.

(-yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) Relating to a garland, &c. f.

(-yā) Large cardamoms. E. mālā, and ḍhak aff.

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

1) Māleya (मालेय):—[from māla] m. a garland-maker, florist, [Apte’s The Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

2) [v.s. ...] ([patronymic] [from] māli) Name of a Rākṣasa, [Rāmāyaṇa]

3) Māleyā (मालेया):—[from māleya > māla] f. great cardamoms, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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