Mulya, Mūlya: 17 definitions


Mulya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, 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 Muly.

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In Hinduism

Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Mūlya (मूल्य) refers to the “value” (of a particular class of Hawk), according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, [while discussing the training of hawks]: “[...] Of the two classes, the females are more important in respect of their make, courage, value (mūlya) and their style of flying. Vāja and others being pre-eminent are spoken of in the masculine”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Mūlya (मूल्य) refers to “(great) value”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “The jewel of enlightenment is not easily obtained again for men in the ocean of life like a jewel of great value (mahā-mūlya) that has fallen from the hand into a great ocean”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Mūlya.—(CII 3), an endowment; equivalent to akṣaya-nīvī, a perpetual endowment. (HRS), proceeds of sale of metal-ware manufactured in the government workshops, as suggested by the Arthaśāstra. Note: mūlya is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

mūlya : (nt.) payment; wages.

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

muḷyā (मुळ्या).—m (muḷī) A vender of medicinal roots. 2 (mūḷa) The village astronomer or astrologer. 3 R (mūḷa) The original person holding any hereditary office or estate. 4 An old resident; an old stager; the oldest inhabitant. 5 (Because born under mūlanakṣatra) A mischievous, wicked, vile, or troublesome child.

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mūlya (मूल्य).—n S Price.

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

mūlya (मूल्य).—n Price. mūlyavanta-vān a Dear, costly.

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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

Mūlya (मूल्य).—a.

1) To be eradicated.

2) Being at the root.

3) Purchasable.

-lyam 1 Price, worth, cost; क्रीणन्ति स्म प्राणमूल्यैर्यशांसि (krīṇanti sma prāṇamūlyairyaśāṃsi) Śiśupālavadha 18.15; Śānti 1.12.

2) Wages, hire, salary.

3) Gain.

4) Capital, principal.

5) Original value.

6) An article purchased.

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

Mulya (मुल्य).—mfn.

(-lyaḥ-lyā-lyaṃ) Meriting or pounding to death: see musalya .

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Mūlya (मूल्य).—mfn.

(-lyaḥ-lyā-lyaṃ) 1. To be eradicated, to be pulled or plucked up by the root. 2. To be bent from the root, &c. 3. To be bought, purchasable. 4. To be bought for a fair or just price. n.

(-lyaṃ) 1. Price, worth. 2. Wages, hire. 3. An article purchased. 4. Gain. 5. Capital, principal. E. mūla principal, and yat aff.

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

Mūlya (मूल्य).—i. e. mūla + ya, I. n. 1. The original price, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 144. 2. Price, [Pañcatantra] ii. [distich] 61. 3. Wages. 4. An article purchased. Ii. adj. 1. Purchasable. 2. To be bought for a fair or just price.

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

Mūlya (मूल्य).—[adjective] being at the root. —[neuter] original value, price, wages, pay, earnings, gain, capital.

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

1) Mūlya (मूल्य):—[from mūl] mfn. being at the root, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra [Scholiast or Commentator]]

2) [v.s. ...] to be torn up by the r°, [Pāṇini 4-4, 88]

3) [v.s. ...] = mūlenānāmyam and = mūlena samaḥ, [ib., 91]

4) [v.s. ...] to be bought for a sum of money, purchasable, [Horace H. Wilson]

5) [v.s. ...] n. (ifc. f(ā). ) original value, value, price, worth, a sum of money given as payment (e.g. dātum mūlyena, to part with for a certain price, sell; dattvā kiṃcin mūlyena, having given something in payment; mūlyenagrah, to buy for a price, buy; mūlyenamārg, to seek to buy), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

6) [v.s. ...] n. wages, salary, payment for service rendered, [Rājataraṅgiṇī; Kathāsaritsāgara]

7) [v.s. ...] earnings, gain, [Pañcatantra]

8) [v.s. ...] capital, stock, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

9) [v.s. ...] an article purchased, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Mūlya (मूल्य):—[(lyaḥ-lyā-lyaṃ) a.] That should be rooted up, or bought.

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

Mūlya (मूल्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Mulla, Mullia.

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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

Mūlya (मूल्य) [Also spelled muly]:—(nm) the cost, price; worth; value; -[tāratamya] hierarchy/system of values; -[nirdhāraṇa] evaluation; assessment; ~[rahita] without cost; useless, worthless; of no value; ~[vattā] valuability; preciousness; ~[vāna] valuable, costly, precious; -[vṛddhi] appreciation, rising of the price; -[sūcaka] price-indicator; -[sūcakāṃka] price-index; -[sūcī] price list; -[stara] price level; ~[hīna] worthless, useless; of no value/avail; hence ~[hīnatā] (nf); -[hrāsa] depreciation; •[nidhi] depreciation fund; —[ghaṭanā/ghaṭānā] to devalue, to depreciate; —[nirdhārita karanā] to assess the price/value.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Mūlya (ಮೂಲ್ಯ):—

1) [adjective] of, relating to or coming from the beginning.

2) [adjective] that can be bought at a price; priced; having a material value; valuable.

3) [adjective] fit to be uprooted, eradicated.

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Mūlya (ಮೂಲ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] the amount of money asked or paid for something; price.

2) [noun] a fixed payment at regular intervals for services.

3) [noun] a useful, important thing.

4) [noun] an ideal goal, manner, life, that can be exemplary for others.

5) [noun] an amount of money or other assets invested in a business; capital.

6) [noun] advantage; gain; benefit; profit.

7) [noun] that which is got by paying a price to its seller.

8) [noun] an extent of land, village etc. given as a gift to a person (by a government).

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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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