Mallayuddha, Malla-yuddha: 13 definitions


Mallayuddha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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

Dhanurveda (science of warfare)

[«previous next»] — Mallayuddha in Dhanurveda glossary
Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Martial Arts Traditions: A Survey

Mallayuddha (मल्लयुद्ध, “wrestling”) was accorded the status of a respectable sport, pastime and method of warfare with a set of rules prescribed by the Mallas, a warrior clan mentioned in the Mahābhārata and the Buddhist texts. Mallayuddha enjoyed royal patronage and was one of the sixty-four arts that all could learn. So popular was wrestling that a treatise, Mallapurāṇa, which was probably composed in Gujarat, listed various types and techniques of wrestling, besides giving detailed information on the arena, rules of engagement or the wrestlers’ diet and training regime.

Dhanurveda book cover
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Dhanurveda (धनुर्वेद) refers to the “knowledge of warfare” and, as an upaveda, is associated with the Ṛgveda. It contains instructions on warfare, archery and ancient Indian martial arts, dating back to the 2nd-3rd millennium BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mallayuddha in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

mallayuddha : (nt.) wrestling contest.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Mallayuddha refers to: wrestling contest Miln. 232; DhA. II, 154; DA. I, 85.

Note: mallayuddha is a Pali compound consisting of the words malla and yuddha.

Pali book cover
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mallayuddha in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mallayuddha (मल्लयुद्ध).—n (S) Athletic contests. Ex. rathākhālī utarūna || ma0 ārambhilēṃ ||.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

mallayuddha (मल्लयुद्ध).—n Athletic contests.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mallayuddha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mallayuddha (मल्लयुद्ध).—a wrestling or boxing match, pugilistic encounter.

Derivable forms: mallayuddham (मल्लयुद्धम्).

Mallayuddha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms malla and yuddha (युद्ध).

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

Mallayuddha (मल्लयुद्ध).—n.

(-ddhaṃ) Wrestling, boxing. E. malla a wrestler, yuddha contest.

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

Mallayuddha (मल्लयुद्ध).—[neuter] fistic combat.

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

Mallayuddha (मल्लयुद्ध):—[=malla-yuddha] [from malla] n. ‘a prize-fight’, pugilistic encounter, wrestling or boxing match, [Mahābhārata]

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

Mallayuddha (मल्लयुद्ध):—[malla-yuddha] (ddhaṃ) 1. n. Wrestling, boxing.

[Sanskrit to German]

Mallayuddha 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

[«previous next»] — Mallayuddha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Mallayuddha (ಮಲ್ಲಯುದ್ಧ):—[noun] = ಮಲ್ಲಕಾಳಗ [mallakalaga].

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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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