Palla, Pallā: 17 definitions


Palla means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi, biology, Tamil. 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.

India history and geography

Source: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Palla (पल्ल) is the corrupt form of Pallī: a name-ending for place-names mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions (reigned from 3rd century CE). The suffix—palli, pallī, pallaka or its diminutive pallikā is derived from √ pal to go, to move. It means a small village, (esp.) a settlement of wild tribes (e.g. Triśira-pallī = Trichinopoly). Palla is the corrupt form of Pallī which means an inhabitation. Pallī has been used as meaning a den of thieves in the Uttarādhyanasūtra and other Jain canonical texts, the earliest portions of which are assigned to about 300 B.C.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Palla in India is the name of a plant defined with Alpinia galanga in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Zingiber sylvestre Gaertn., nom. illeg. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Lingnan Science Journal (1927)
· Enum. Pl. Javae (1827)
· Enum. Philipp. Fl. Pl. (1923)
· Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie (1899)
· Bot. Mat. Med. (1812)
· Bull. Bur. Pl. Industr. U.S.D.A. (1912)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pallā (पल्ला).—m ( H) A measure of capacity of thirty payli or 120 sher. 2 A measure of weight of 120 sher (for oil, betelnuts, groceries). 3 The sack in which a pallā of grain is carried. 4 ( P) Length, extent; as hā pallā lāmba āhē, hyācā pallā mōṭhā paḍalā. Used of rooms, places, and articles. 5 A distance, a space, a line of ground: also a period, a term, a length of time; but frequently applied in the sense of the concluding or bounding point, the end or the stage attained (of a distance, a duration, a process, or a business). Ex. ēkā divasānta visā kōsācā pallā māralā; aśā cālīnēṃ lāmbacā pallā aṭapa- ṇāra nāhīṃ; itakyā dravyānēṃ puḍhīla varṣaparyanta pallā yēṇāra nāhīṃ; manasubīcēṃ prakaraṇa itakyā pallyāsa āṇūna ṭhēvilēṃ; hēṃ kāma dōna divasānīṃ pallyāsa jāīla. 6 fig. Reach, range, extent of access, capacity, or power: also a line, cord, link of patronage or dependence. Ex. mājhē cāra pallē hōtē mhaṇūna mī sukharūpa pāra paḍalōṃ; also pallā jamalā-lāgū jhālā-siddhīsa gēlā-visakaṭalā &c. 7 An ornamental border to a garment. 8 A bevy or flock (of pigeons or of other birds). 9 Money or property conferred upon his bride by the bridegroom; a sort of pin-money. It is lodged with the maiden's father. This custom prevails in Gujarath. pallā karaṇēṃ or bāndhaṇēṃ To create or get patronage or support; to make helpers or upholders. pallyāvara asaṇēṃ g. of o. To be ever close at one's back (whether to befriend or to injure).

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

pallā (पल्ला).—m A measure of capacity of thirty pāyalī or 120 śēra. A measure of weight of 120 śēra (for oil, betelnuts, gro- ceries). Length, extent; as hā pallā lāmba āhē. Used of rooms, places, and articles. A distance, a space. A period, a term. Fig. Reach, range, capacity. A line, cord. pallā karaṇēṃ-bāndhaṇēṃ To get patronage or support. pallayāvara asaṇēṃ To be ever closed at one's back (whether to befriend or to injure). A distance, a space &c.

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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

Palla (पल्ल).—A large granary.

Derivable forms: pallaḥ (पल्लः).

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

Palla (पल्ल).—m.

(-llaḥ) 1. A large basket or matted shed used for keeping corn, &c. 2. A large granary. f. (-llī) 1. A small village. 2. A city, or rather an affix to words forming the name of a town; it is especially used in the Dekhin, as in Trichinopoly or Trisira-palli, &c. 3. A small house-lizard. 4. A creeping plant. E. pall to go, aff. ac; also with in aff. palli. or padaṃ lāti lā-ka, pādasthāne pat .

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

Palla (पल्ल).—[masculine] a large granary; [feminine] ī = pallikā.

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

Palla (पल्ल):—[from pall] m. a large granary, barn, [Suśruta]

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

Palla (पल्ल):—(llaḥ) 1. m. A large basket or shed for corn. f. A village; a city; small lizard; creeper.

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

Palla (पल्ल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Palla.

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Palla 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

Pallā (पल्ला):—(nm) the hem/border/extreme end of a cover garment; side; leaf; flap; facet; scale/pan of a balance; see [paṭalā; paralā; palledāra] a porter, grain-porter; [palledārī] portage, grain-porting; charges paid for carrying bags of grain; —[chuṭanā] to be rid of; to attain riddance; —[chuḍānā] to get rid of; —[jhāḍanā] to completely dissociate, to get out of (an altercation; mess, etc.); —[jhukanā] to prove more than a match; to acquire an upper hand; —[pakaḍanā] to seek the support of; to be under the benevolent protection of; —[pasāranā] to beg of (somebody); to seek favours from, to make an humble appeal for being granted a favour; —[bhārī honā] to have an upper hand; to be in a position of strength, to prove stronger; [palle paḍanā] to be condemned to possess/have, to have the misfortune of owning/being in possession of; to have to obtain; [palle bāṃdhanā] to be married/wedded to (an undesirable person); to be entrusted to; [palle bāṃdhanā] to make a note of, always to remember; to thrust on; to marry off; —[se bāṃdhanā] to thrust on, to marry off.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Palla (पल्ल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Palya.

2) Palla (पल्ल) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Palla.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Palla (ಪಲ್ಲ):—[noun] that which has a tusk or tusks; an elephant.

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Palla (ಪಲ್ಲ):—[noun] any of a large superfamily (Apoidea) of broad-bodied, four-winged, hairy hymenopteran insects that gather pollen and nectar, and have biting as well as sucking mouthparts, and often live in organised colonies; a bee.

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Palla (ಪಲ್ಲ):—[noun] = ಪಲ್ಲವಿ [pallavi].

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Palla (ಪಲ್ಲ):—[noun] the potherb Anethum graveolens ( = Peucedanum graveolens) of Apiaceae family.

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Palla (ಪಲ್ಲ):—[noun] a secondary unit of measure equal to one hundred seers.

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Paḷḷa (ಪಳ್ಳ):—

1) [noun] a small stream.

2) [noun] a low lying area.

3) [noun] a depression in the ground (where usu. water gets stagnated).

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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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Pallā (பல்லா) noun < Urdu pallā. See பல்லாய். புதுப்பல்லாவில் இரண்டு பலம் நாமக்கட்டி வாங்கிச் சுத்தசலத்திற் போட்டு [pallay. puthuppallavil irandu palam namakkatti vangis suthasalathir pottu] (அசுவசாத்திரம் [asuvasathiram] 55).

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Pallā (பல்லா) noun < புல்லா. [pulla.] A linear measure; நீட்டலளவைவகை. [nittalalavaivagai.] (W.)

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

1) Pallā (पल्ला):—n. 1. inner cloth of quilt that holds cotton; 2. cloth used in making sack; 3. the plank of the door;

2) Pallā (पल्ला):—adj. pl. of पल्लो [pallo]

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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