Pacala, Pācala: 9 definitions


Pacala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Pachala.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Pacala, (fr. pa+cal) shaking, trembling, wavering DhsA. 378. (Page 382)

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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

pacāla (पचाल) [or ळ, ḷa].—a (Or pacakaḷa) Light, silly, empty--a person, action, speech.

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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

Pācala (पाचल).—a. Cooking, ripening, causing digestion &c.

-laḥ 1 A cook.

2) Fire.

3) Wind.

4) A thing dressed without the aid of fire.

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

Pācala (पाचल).—n.

(-laṃ) Cooking, maturing. m.

(-laḥ) 1. Fire. 2. Wind. 3. A thing dressed or matured without the aid of fire. 4. Whatever ripens, cooks, causes digestion, &c. E. pac in the causal form, ṇicvā-kalan aff.

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

1) Pācala (पाचल):—[from pāka] m. (only [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) a cook

2) [v.s. ...] fire

3) [v.s. ...] wind

4) [v.s. ...] = rādhana-dravya, n. dissolving or a dissolvent.

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

Pācala (पाचल):—(laṃ) 1. n. Cooking, maturing. m Fire; wind; any thing dressed without fire; or that ripens.

[Sanskrit to German]

Pacala 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Pacāla (पचाल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Pracāla.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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