Palya, Pālya: 8 definitions


Palya means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Palya (पल्य), or palyopama, is an inestimably long period of time. It is calculated as follows: a vessel, a yojana wide and deep, is filled with the hairs of a new-born lamb—hairs that have grown within seven days. If one hair is withdrawn every hundred years, the time required to empty the vessel is a palyopama.—Cf. commentary to Tattvārthādhigamasūtra 4. 15.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Palya (पल्य).—Ved. A sack for corn.

Derivable forms: palyam (पल्यम्).

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Pālya (पाल्य).—a. See पालनीय (pālanīya).

-lyam See पालनम् (pālanam); उर्ध्वं वर्षसहस्रान्ते प्रजापाल्यमनन्तरम् (urdhvaṃ varṣasahasrānte prajāpālyamanantaram).

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

Palya (पल्य).—[neuter] sack for corn.

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Pālya (पाल्य).—[adjective] to be protected, guarded, kept, maintained, observed.

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

1) Palya (पल्य):—[from pala] a n. a sack for corn ([probably] containing a certain measure), [???]

2) [v.s. ...] a [particular] high number, [Dharmaśarmābhyudaya]

3) b etc. See under pala.

4) Pālya (पाल्य):—[from pālana > pāl] mfn. = lanīya, [Mahābhārata; Kathāsaritsāgara]

5) [v.s. ...] being under any one’s ([genitive case]) protection or guardianship, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

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

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

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Palya (ಪಲ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] any herbaceous plant that is eaten, raw or cooked.

2) [noun] the edible part of such a plant, as the root, tuber, seed, fruit, stem or leaf; a vegetable.

3) [noun] any of several kinds of dishes made using a vegetable or vegetables.

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Palya (ಪಲ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] = ಪಲ್ಲಚೀಲ [pallacila].

2) [noun] an astronomical figure.

3) [noun] (jain.) a large period of time.

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Pālya (ಪಾಲ್ಯ):—[adjective] that is to be protected, guarded.

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Pālya (ಪಾಲ್ಯ):—[noun] that which is to be protected, guarded.

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Pāḷya (ಪಾಳ್ಯ):—[noun] = ಪಾಳೆಯ [paleya].

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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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