Mule, Mūle: 1 definition


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

Mūle (मूले).—(compare mūlaṃ mūlāto; Pali uses mūle sometimes in ways corresponding to some of these mgs., see Childers, [Page437-b+ 71] dvāramūle ṭhito, at the door), as postpos. with. gen., or rarely at end of a cpd., may be used as periphrasis for loc. of governed noun in any sense: (1) under (here doubt- less with persistence of lit. meaning of mūla), in pāda-mūle, under the foot: so kāṇḍo (mss. kaṇṭho) tasya rājño pāda- mūle sthitvā Mv ii.82.15, the arrow, stopping under that king's foot; mama pādamūle…nipatito 18; (2) near (of location): in comp., dvāramūle AsP 502.4; bhaṇḍa-mūle Mv ii.172.1, 2, near the arbor, see bhaṇḍa; with gen., tena…brāhmaṇānāṃ mūle sthitakena Mv i.310.15, staying near (with) the brahmans; varaṃ tava mūle mṛtaṃ na Viśākhamūle jīvitaṃ (in the 2d form, a cpd.) 365.20, better to die with you (in your company) than to live with V.; ṛṣisya mūle ii.96.19; 210.4, in the presence of the ṛṣi; (hastino, mss. °nā) mūle 454.5; (rathānāṃ) mūle (mss.) āsati 456.19; mālākārasya mūle 463.20; (3) towards, to (of motion): mama mūla (Senart em. mūle!) āgatā Mv i.364.22, she came to me; devīya mūle na kiṃcid aparityak- taṃ ii.66.8, there was nothing that was not handed over to the queen; gato Brahmāyusya mūle 78.16, went to Brah- māyu(s); kumbhakāramahattarasya mūle allīno 464.1, and similarly 19, 470.6; praviṣṭo devīya mūle iii.25.11; (4) towards, in reference to (of respect, disrespect, love, regard): brāhmaṇānāṃ mūle abahumānam Mv i.309.15, disrespect for the brahmans; devīya mūla (mss., read mūli? meter requires short syllable; Senart mūle) i.204.16 = māyāya mūli ii.8.11 (verse), (obeisance) towards…; mama mūle premā (mss. °mnā; n. sg.) ii.65.15, love for me; rājaputrasya mūle premnaṃ iii.39.2; rākṣasīnāṃ mūle sāpekṣā 76.15—16, having regard for the ogresses; parasparasya mūle…prem- naṃ Mv iii.391.13.

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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. 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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