Parimala: 15 definitions



Parimala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Parimal.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Parimala (परिमल).—A work on Grammar attributed to Amaracandra.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Parimala (परिमल) is the name of an author of works dealing with prosodoy (chandas or chandaśśāstra) quoted by Kṣemendra (11th century) in his Suvṛttatilaka. The Suvṛttatilaka is a monumental work of Sanskrit prosody in which the author discusses 27 popular metres which were used frequently by the poets (e.g., Parimala).

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

Parimala (परिमल) refers to “fragrance” (viz., of a flower), as mentioned in a list of five synonyms, according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees [viz., Parimala] and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (history)

Parimala (परिमल) is the name of a work ascribed to Amaracandra (C. 1225-1300 C.E.): a Jain author of Śvetāmbara sect and disciple of Jinadatta Sūri (author of Vivekavilāsa). Most of his works (e.g., the Parimala) are published in Kāvyamālā Series, Gaekward Oriental Series and Kashi Sanskrit Series. Also see the “New Catalogus Catalogorum” I. pp. 332-33..

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

parimala (परिमल).—m S pop. parimaḷa. m An exquisite fragrance.

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

parimala (परिमल).—m parimaḷa m An exquisite fragrance.

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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

Parimala (परिमल).—

1) Fragrance, perfume, scent; परिमलो गीर्वाणचेतोहरः (parimalo gīrvāṇacetoharaḥ) Bv.1.63,66,7,71; यः पण्यस्त्रीरतिपरिमलोद्गारिभि- र्नागराणामुद्दामानि प्रथयति शिलावेश्मभिर्योवनानि (yaḥ paṇyastrīratiparimalodgāribhi- rnāgarāṇāmuddāmāni prathayati śilāveśmabhiryovanāni) Me.25.

2) Pounding or trituration of fragrant substances.

3) A fragrant substance.

4) Copulation; 'संभोगः स्यात् परिमले (saṃbhogaḥ syāt parimale)' इति वैजयन्ती (iti vaijayantī); अथ परिमलजामवाप्य लक्ष्मीम् (atha parimalajāmavāpya lakṣmīm) Ki.1.1.

4) A meeting of learned men.

5) A stain, spot, dirt.

Derivable forms: parimalaḥ (परिमलः).

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

Parimala (परिमल).—[pari-mala], m. 1. Fragrance, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 1, 33. 2. A fragrant substance, Panc. 47, 8. 3. Sexual intercourse, [Kirātārjunīya] 10, 1.

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

Parimala (परिमल).—[masculine] fragrance, perfume.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Parimala (परिमल) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—q. v. poet. Quoted in Gaṇaratnamahodadhi p. 117, Śp. p. 46, Kṣemendra in Aucityavicāracarcā and Suvṛttatilaka.

Parimala has the following synonyms: Padmagupta.

2) Parimala (परिमल):—vedānta. Rādh. 6. See Vedāntaparimala.

3) Parimala (परिमल):—Quoted by Kaivalyāśrama Oxf. 108^a.

4) Parimala (परिमल):—a grammar in verse, by Amaracandra. Lahore. 6.

5) Parimala (परिमल):—Kalpataruṭīkā, sāṃkhya (?). K. 140.
—vedānta, by Padmapādācārya (?). NW. 276.

6) Parimala (परिमल):—Rasamañjarīṭīkā by Śeṣa Cintāmaṇi.

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

1) Parimala (परिमल):—[=pari-mala] m. ([Prakrit] [from] √mṛd?) fragrance, or a fragrant substance, perfume ([especially] arising from the trituration of fragrant substances), [Kāvya literature; Pañcatantra] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] copulation, connubial pleasure, [Kirātārjunīya] (See below)

3) [v.s. ...] a meeting of learned men, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] soil, stain, dirt, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of a poet (also called Padmagupta), [Catalogue(s)]

6) [v.s. ...] Name of sub voce works. and Comms.

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

Parimala (परिमल):—[pari-mala] (laḥ) 1. m. An exquisite scent; meeting of the learned; trituration of perfumes; copulation; a stain.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Parimala (परिमल):—m.

1) Wohlgeruch ( [Halāyudha 1, 77]) ein wohlriechender Stoff: bhṛto vātāḥ [Bhartṛhari 1, 33. 36.] [Spr. 434. 592.] [Meghadūta 26. 68, v. l.] [Chezy’s Ausgabe des Śākuntala 60, 1.] [Gītagovinda 1, 32.] [Rājataraṅgiṇī 1, 372.] masṛṇacandanapaṅkamiśrakastūrikāparimalotthavisarpigandhā [Caurapañcāśikā 8.] karpūrāgurukastūrikādiparimalaviśeṣān preṣayan [Pañcatantra 47, 8. 265, 8. ed. orn. 49, 14.] [Amaruśataka 84.] navaparimalagandha [Spr. 1452.] Am Ende eines adj. comp. f. ā [Spr. 247.] Nach [Amarakoṣa 1, 1, 4, 19.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1391.] [Anekārthasaṃgraha 4, 291] und [Medinīkoṣa 1. 155] ein durch Reiben erzeugter Wohlgeruch; nach [Amarakoṣa 3, 3, 13.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] (st. timarda ist wohl vimarda zu lesen) und [Halāyudha 4, 84] das Zerreiben (wohlriechender Stoffe); nach [Medinīkoṣa] ein beim Coitus sich entwickelnder Wohlgeruch (suratopamardavikasaccharīrarāgādisaurabhe; vgl. [Meghadūta] [?26); vgl. 3.] —

2) eine Versammlung von Gelehrten [Śabdaratnāvalī im Śabdakalpadruma] —

3) ehelicher Genuss (saṃbhoga) [Vaijayantī] beim Schol. zu [Kirātārjunīya 10, 1.] jā lakṣmīḥ [Kirātārjunīya 10,] [?1; vgl. 1.] am Ende. —

4) Nomen proprium eines Dichters [Oxforder Handschriften 124,a.] —

5) Titel eines Werkes [Oxforder Handschriften 108,a.] eines Commentars des Amarakandra zur Kāvyakalpalatāvṛtti [morgenländischen Gesellschaft 2,339 (161,a).] parimala oder vollständig vedāntakalpataruparimala Titel eines Commentars des Apyāyadīkṣita zum Vedāntakalpataru [Colebrooke I, 333. 337.] mahākṛtyā Bez. eines Zauberspruchs [Oxforder Handschriften 98,a,15.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Parimala (परिमल):—m.

1) Wohlgeruch Am Ende eines adj. Comp. f. ā. —

2) ein wohlriechender Stoff.

3) *eine Versammlung von Gelehrten.

4) ehelicher Genuss.

5) Titel verschiedener Werke [Private libraries (Gustav) 1.] —

6) Nomen proprium eines Dichters.

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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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