Pesala, Peshala, Peśala, Peṣala: 14 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Peśala and Peṣala can be transliterated into English as Pesala or Peshala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Peshal.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Peśala (पेशल) refers to “agreeable” or “definite”, and is mentioned in verse 2.25 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “In good luck and even in misfortune one shall be even-minded. Towards the cause (of success one shall feel) jealousy, not towards success (itself). One shall talk at the right time in a proper, concise, undeceitful, definite (viz., peśala) manner.”

Note: For peśala (“agreeable”) has been substituted ṅes-pa (“definite”). Perhaps the translators had a different reading before them.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pesala : (adj.) well behaved.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Peśala (पेशल) or Peṣala (पेषल).—a.

1) Soft, tender, delicate; पुष्पचापमिव पेशलं स्मरः (puṣpacāpamiva peśalaṃ smaraḥ) R.11.45;9.4; Meghadūta 95 (v. l.)

2) Thin, slender (as waist); एषा त्वया पेशलमध्ययापि घटाम्बु- संवर्धितबालचूता (eṣā tvayā peśalamadhyayāpi ghaṭāmbu- saṃvardhitabālacūtā) R.13.34.

3) Lovely, beautiful, charming, good; न मृणालानि विचारपेशलानि (na mṛṇālāni vicārapeśalāni) Bv.2.2.

4) Expert, clever, skilful; किं वा तत्त्वविवेकपेशलमतिर्योगीश्वरः कोऽपि किम् (kiṃ vā tattvavivekapeśalamatiryogīśvaraḥ ko'pi kim) Bhartṛhari 3.56; एकोन्मीलनपेशलः (ekonmīlanapeśalaḥ) Uttararāmacarita 6.34.

5) Crafty, fraudulent.

6) Decorated, adorned.

-lam Beauty, charm, loveliness.

-laḥ Name of Viṣṇu.

See also (synonyms): pesala.

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

Peśala (पेशल).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) 1. Dexterous, clever. 2. Beautiful, agreeable, 3. Fraudulent, crafty. 4. Soft, smooth. 5. Tender, delicate. 6. Thin, slender. E. piś to be a component part, alac aff.; also peṣala and pesala .

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Peṣala (पेषल).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) 1. Dexterous, clever. 2. Beautiful, handsome: see peśala .

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Pesala (पेसल).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) Dexterous. 2. Handsome. see peśala .

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

Peśala (पेशल).—i. e. piś + ala, I. adj., f. . 1. Beautiful, [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 75. 2. Soft, tender, Böhtl. Ind. Spr. 650. 3. Dexterous, 889. 4. Crafty. Ii. n. Beauty, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 1, 10, 30.

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

Peśala (पेशल).—[adjective] = [preceding] + handsome, beautiful, charming, pleasant, [neuter] as [abstract]; clever, dexterous, [abstract] tva† [neuter]

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

1) Peśala (पेशल):—[from peśa] mf(ā)n. ([gana] sidhmādi) artificially formed, adorned, decorated, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] beautiful, charming, lovely, pleasant, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] soft, tender, delicate, [Kālidāsa]

4) [v.s. ...] expert, skilful, clever, [Bhartṛhari]

5) [v.s. ...] fraudulent, crafty, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [from peśa] m. Name of Viṣṇu, V.

7) [v.s. ...] n. charm, grace, beauty, loveliness, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

1) Peśala (पेशल):—[(laḥ-lā-laṃ) a.] Dexterous; beautiful; crafty; soft, smooth.

2) Peṣala (पेषल):—[(laḥ-lā-laṃ) a.] Dexterous; beautiful.

3) Pesala (पेसल):—[(laḥ-lā-laṃ) a.] Dexterous; handsome; crafty; soft.

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

Peśala (पेशल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pesala.

[Sanskrit to German]

Pesala 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

Peśala (पेशल) [Also spelled peshal]:—(a) soft, delicate, tender; ~[] softness, delicacy, tenderness.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Pesala (पेसल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Peśala.

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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

Pēśala (ಪೇಶಲ):—

1) [adjective] delicate; soft; mild; subtle; tender.

2) [adjective] thin; slim.

3) [adjective] beautiful; charming.

4) [adjective] able; competent.

5) [adjective] made in imitation of something genuine so as to deceive or defraud; forged; counterfeit.

6) [adjective] decorated; ornamented embelished.

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Pēśala (ಪೇಶಲ):—

1) [noun] the quality of being delicate, soft or tender; tenderness.

2) [noun] the quality or fact of being thin or slim; slimness.

3) [noun] the quality of being auspicious; auspiciousness.

4) [noun] the light yellow colour.

5) [noun] charm; loveliness; beauty.

6) [noun] a competent, able man.

7) [noun] the quality of a cheat; deceit; trickery; cheating.

8) [noun] one of the names of Viṣṇu.

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Pēśaḷa (ಪೇಶಳ):—[adjective] = ಪೇಶಲ [peshala]1.

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Pēśaḷa (ಪೇಶಳ):—[noun] = ಪೇಶಲ [peshala]2.

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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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