Malu, Mālū, Mālu: 9 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Malu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)

Malu (“axe”) refers to one of the several “attributes” (āyudha) or “accessories” of a detiy commonly seen depicted in Hindu iconography, defined according to texts dealing with śilpa (arts and crafs), known as śilpaśāstras.—The śilpa texts have classified the various accessories under the broad heading of āyudha or karuvi (implement), including even flowers, animals, and musical instruments. Some of the implements of war mentioned are, for example, Malu.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mālū (मालू).—f A whitish and unctuous earth, a sort of steatite or soapstone. It is rubbed over writing-boards &c.

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māḷū (माळू).—m The piece of leather which surrounds the extremity of a mṛdaṅga or tabor, serving to brace it: also the bracing cord.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mālu (मालु).—Name of a particular mixed tribe.

Derivable forms: māluḥ (मालुः).

See also (synonyms): mālla.

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Mālu (मालु).—f.

1) A kind of creeper.

2) A woman.

Derivable forms: māluḥ (मालुः).

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

Mālu (मालु).—(-latā; Sanskrit Lex. mālu, f.; = mālutā (2), māluvā; Pali māluvā; AMg. māluyā), a kind of creeper, which strangles trees (śāla trees are especially mentioned in Pali) on which it grows: jara śoṣayate naranārigaṇaṃ yatha mālu-latā ghanaśālavanaṃ Lalitavistara 174.19 (verse).

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

Mālu (मालु).—m.

(-luḥ) 1. A woman. 2. A sort of creeper. “pātlatā”. E. mal to hold, Unadi aff. uṇ .

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

1) Mālu (मालु):—m. Name of a [particular] mixed caste, [Brahma-purāṇa] ([varia lectio] mālla)

2) Name of one of Śiva’s attendants, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) f. a species of creeper (= pattra-vallī, or pattra-latā), [Uṇādi-sūtra i, S [Scholiast or Commentator]]

4) a woman, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Mālu (मालु):—(luḥ) 2. m. A sort of creeper.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Mālu (मालु):—

1) m. a) eine best. Mischlingskaste [BRAHMAVAIV. Pāṇini’s acht Bücher] in [Oxforder Handschriften 21,b,26.] mālla [Śabdakalpadruma] nach ders. Aut. — b) Nomen proprium eines Wesens im Gefolge Śiva’s Vyāḍi beim Schol. zu [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 210.] —

2) f. a) parox. eine best. Schlingpflanze (pattravallī, pattralatā) [UJJVAL.] zu [Uṇādisūtra 1, 5.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 2, 506.] [Medinīkoṣa l. 45.] latā [Rgva tch’er rol pa ed. Calc. 207, 5.] mārutalatā [259, 2] (der Herausgeber vermuthet gewiss richtig mārulatā; māluta [FOUCAUX 203]). — b) Frauenzimmer [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Mālu (मालु):——

1) m. — a) eine best. Mischlingskaste. mālla v.l. — b) *Nomen proprium eines Wesens im Gefolge Śiva's. —

2) f. — a) eine best. Schlingpflanze. Auch latā. — b) *Frauenzimmer.

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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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