Mlana, Mlāna: 15 definitions


Mlana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Mlan.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)

A type of glance (or facial expression): Mlāna (dull): the pupils moving languidly and slowly, squinting, the lashes seeming to touch; this dull eye indicates insipid matters.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Mlāna (म्लान):—[mlānam] Wretchedness, pathetic

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Mlāna (म्लान) refers to “faded (garlands)”, according to the Svacchanda-tantra.—Accordingly, [verse 4.21-27, while describing inauspicious dreams]—“[...] [He] who sees black and red garments or an altered self [has inauspicious dreams]. In dreams [he] laughs and dances while [he] wears faded garlands (mlāna-sragdāma-dhāraṇa), cuts up one's own flesh. [He dreams of] captivity, being eaten by a black snake, and [dreams of] a wedding. [If he] sees this in dreams, he is not successful”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mlāna (म्लान).—a (S) Languid, weary, wan. 2 Faded, languishing, drooping.

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

mlāna (म्लान).—a Languid, wan; faded.

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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

Mlāna (म्लान).—p. p. [mlai-kta tasya naḥ]

1) Faded, withered.

2) Wearied, weary, languid.

3) Enfeebled, weak, feeble, faint.

4) Sad, dejected, melancholy.

5) Black.

6) Foul, dirty.

7) Ignominous; कः कुर्वीत शिरः प्रणाममलिनं म्लानं मनस्वी जनः (kaḥ kurvīta śiraḥ praṇāmamalinaṃ mlānaṃ manasvī janaḥ) Bhartṛhari 1.32.

-nam Withering, fading.

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

Mlāna (म्लान).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) 1. Foul, dirty. 2. Languid, weary. 3. Faded, withered. 4. Melancholy. E. mlai to be languid, aff. kta .

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

Mlāna (म्लान).—[adjective] withered, faded, languid, weak, vanished, gone; [neuter] & [feminine] = seq.

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

1) Mlāna (म्लान):—[from mlai] mfn. faded, withered, exhausted, languid, weak, feeble, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] relaxed, shrunk, shrivelled, [Caraka]

3) [v.s. ...] dejected, sad, melancholy, [Daśakumāra-carita]

4) [v.s. ...] vanished, gone, [Naiṣadha-carita]

5) [v.s. ...] black, dark-coloured, [Prabodha-candrodaya]

6) [v.s. ...] foul, dirty, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] m. a house frog, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] n. withered or faded condition, absence of brightness or lustre, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

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

Mlāna (म्लान):—[(naḥ-nā-naṃ) a.] Faded; foul; weary.

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

Mlāna (म्लान) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Pavvāia, Pavvāṇa, Pavvāya, Milāa, Milāṇa.

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Mlana 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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Mlāna (म्लान) [Also spelled mlan]:—(a) wilt, withered, faded; languid; ~[] wilting, witheredness, fadedness; languor; ~[manā] melancholy, gloomy, out of sorts.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Mlāna (ಮ್ಲಾನ):—

1) [adjective] dried up (as from heat); that has lost freshness; withered.

2) [adjective] fatigued; weary; tired; worn out.

3) [adjective] sad; gloomy; dejected; depressed.

4) [adjective] soiled; unclean; dirty.

5) [adjective] black (as distinctly opposite to white).

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Mlāna (ಮ್ಲಾನ):—

1) [noun] anything that is dried up, has lost freshness; a withered thing.

2) [noun] an unclean, soiled, dirty thing.

3) [noun] that which is of low, mean or base quality.

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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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