Rela, Rēla: 4 definitions



Rela means something in 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 Rail.

India history and geogprahy

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Rela (“ficus”) refers to one of the gotras (clans) among the Medaras: workers in bamboo in the Telugu, Canarese, Oriya and Tamil countries. The Medara people believe that they came from Mahendrachala mountain, the mountain of Indra. They are also known as the Meda, Medarlu or Medarakaran.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

rēla (रेल).—f ( H) Abundance, exuberance, profusion, exceeding plenty. 2 A river-fresh, a flood. v . 3 Fine sand.

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rēḷa (रेळ).—See rēla, rēlacēla, rēlaṇēṃ.

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rēḷā (रेळा).—m C (rēḷaṇēṃ) A little stream oozing adown or along (as of dissolving paint, sugar, salt &c., of sweat, blood, pus &c.

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

rēla (रेल) [-ḷa, -ळ].—f Abundance. A flood. Fine sand.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Rela (रेल) [Also spelled rail]:—(nf) rail, railway; railway line; railway train; a flow; current; abundance; -[kāmagāra] railwayman; -[kī paṭarī] the railway; ~[gāḍī] a railway train; -[durghaṭanā] a railway accident; -[pula] a railway bridge; -[bilṭī] a railway receipt; —[maṃtrī] Railway Minister; -[mārga] the railways; -[lāina] railway (line).

2) Relā (रेला):—(nm) a rush, push; thrust; a huge wave, influx, flood.

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