Matulinga, Mātuliṅga: 6 definitions



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General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Economic Life In Ancient India (as depicted in Jain canonical literature)

Mātuliṅga (मातुलिङ्ग) refers to a kind of tree (vṛkṣa) commonly found in the forests (vaṇa) of ancient India, mentioned in the Jñātādharmakathāṅga-sūtra. Forests have been a significant part of the Indian economy since ancient days. They have been considered essential for economic development in as much as, besides bestowing many geographical advantages, they provide basic materials for building, furniture and various industries. The most important forest products are wood and timber which have been used by the mankind to fulfil his various needs—domestic, agricultural and industrial.

Different kinds of trees (e.g., the Mātuliṅga tree) provided firewood and timber. The latter was used for furniture, building materials, enclosures, staircases, pillars, agricultural purposes, e. g. for making ploughs, transportation e. g. for making carts, chariots, boats, ships, and for various industrial needs. Vaṇa-kamma was an occupation dealing in wood and in various otherforest products. Iṅgāla-kamma was another occupation which was concerned with preparing charcoal from firewood.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mātuliṅga (मातुलिङ्ग).—A kind of citron tree; (bhuvo) भागाः प्रेङ्खितमातुलुङ्गवृतयः प्रेयो विधास्यन्ति वाम् (bhāgāḥ preṅkhitamātuluṅgavṛtayaḥ preyo vidhāsyanti vām) Māl.6.19.

-gam The fruit of this tree, a citron.

Derivable forms: mātuliṅgaḥ (मातुलिङ्गः).

See also (synonyms): mātuluṅga.

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

Mātuliṅga (मातुलिङ्ग).—v. mātulaṅga.

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

1) Mātuliṅga (मातुलिङ्ग):—[from mātulaṅga] m. ([Harivaṃśa]) = [preceding] n.

2) [v.s. ...] n. ) = [preceding] n., ([Hemacandra’s Pariśiṣṭaparvan]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Mātuliṅga (मातुलिङ्ग):—(*m.) f. ( ī [Hemacandra's Pariśiṣṭaparvan 2,35]) Citronenbaum ; n. Citrone [Harivaṃśa 2,89,61.] [Hemādri’s Caturvargacintāmaṇi 1,237.15.266,16.]

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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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