Shaila, Śaila: 14 definitions
Shaila means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.
The Sanskrit term Śaila can be transliterated into English as Saila or Shaila, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu
Śaila (शैल) refers to “mountain” and is mentioned together with a list of 24 synonyms for the word “mountain” 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 [viz., Śaila], jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees and plants and substances, with their various kinds.
The following synonyms for mountain (śaila) are mentioned:
Śaila (शैल) refers to “(water from) rocks”, as mentioned in verse 5.13-14 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] as concerns (water from) wells, ponds [viz., śaila: jāṅgalānūpaśailataḥ], etc., one should know (if it comes) from jungle, swamp, or rock. No water or, in case of incapability, little (is) to be drunk by those suffering from weak digestion and visceral induration (and) by those suffering from jaundice, abdominal swellings, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, dysentery, and cutaneous swellings. Except in autumn and summer, even a healthy man shall drink only little”.
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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Śaila (शैल) is the name of a Brāhmaṇa, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 52.—Accordingly, “[...] Also, the Brāhmaṇa Che-yi-lo (Śaila) first heard the name of ‘Buddha’ at the home of the Jaṭila-Brahmacārin Ki-ni-ye (Keṇiya); his mind was overjoyed; he went straight to the Buddha; he heard the Dharma and obtained bodhi”.
Note: The conversion of Śaila (in Pāli, Sela) is told, partially in the same words, by the Selasutta of the Suttanipāta and of the Majjhima.—See also the Tseng yi a han.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
India history and geogprahySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Śaila.—(IE 7-1-2; EI 25), ‘seven’. Note: śaila is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
śaila (शैल).—m S corruptly śailya m A mountain.
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śaila (शैल).—a S Mountainous, relating to a mountain.
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saīla (सईल).—&c. See under saila.
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sāilā (साइला).—m C and Local--Jungle animals or an animal killed or captured (and brought to the idol-house to be killed) at the hunting of the village-god. Ex. gāṃvānta dēvaskīcā sāilā paḍēla tyācē pharē khōtāsa yētāta.
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sāīla (साईल).—m C See sāilā.
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saila (सैल).—f The dāṇḍā in which kaṅgaṇī and similar ornaments are fashioned.
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saila (सैल).—a (śithila S) Slack, loose, lax, flaccid; not tight, not firm, not compact. saila sōḍaṇēṃ To let loose; to let run with slack rein or under slack hand; as mūla saila sōḍalā mūrkha jhālā.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
śaila (शैल).—m A mountain. a Mountainous.
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saila (सैल).—a Loose, slack; not tight. saila sōḍaṇēṃ Let loose.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Śaila (शैल).—a. (-lī f.) [शिलाः सन्त्यस्य प्रज्ञा° अण् (śilāḥ santyasya prajñā° aṇ)] Rocky, craggy, stony; शैलनीव च दृश्यन्ते (śailanīva ca dṛśyante) Mb.5.1.11; शैली दारुमयी लौही (śailī dārumayī lauhī)... प्रतिमाष्टविधा स्मृता (pratimāṣṭavidhā smṛtā) Bhāg.11.27.12.
2) Stone-like, rigid.
-laḥ 1 A mountain, hill; शैले शैले न मणिक्यं मौक्तिकं न गजे गजे (śaile śaile na maṇikyaṃ mauktikaṃ na gaje gaje) Chāṇ.55; शैलौ मलयदुर्दुरौ (śailau malayadurdurau) R.4.51.
2) A dike, dam.
3) A rock, big stone.
-lam 1 Borax, benzoin.
3) A kind of collyrium.
4) A heap of stones; तेनाभि- पतिता दावं शैलेन महता भृशम् (tenābhi- patitā dāvaṃ śailena mahatā bhṛśam) Mb.1.227.52.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Śaila (शैल).—(see also Śela, Saila, and Pūrva-śaila, Apa- ra-ś°), name of a brahmanical ascetic (ṛṣi), Kaineya's sister's son: Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.264.3 ff.
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Śailā (शैला).—(= Pali Selā), name of an important nun, follower of Śākyamuni: Divyāvadāna 552.18 ff.; 573.8 ff.
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Saila (सैल).—(read Śaila?), name of a yakṣa: Mahā-Māyūrī 2.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-laḥ-lī-laṃ) 1. Mountainous, mountaineer, &c. 2. Stony, rocky. m.
(-laḥ) A mountain. n.
(-laṃ) 1. Bitumen. 2. Storax. 3. A sort of collyrium: see rasāñjana. f. (-lī) 1. A concise interpretation of a grammatical aphorism. 2. A mode of interpretation. 3. Course, conduct. E. śilā a rock, a stone, aṇ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śaila (शैल).—i. e. śilā + a, I. adj. 1. Stony, [Arjunasamāgama] 8, 10; rocky. 2. Mountainous, mountaineer. Ii. m. 1. A mountain, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 1, 27; [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 10, 6. 2. A dike, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 115. Iii. n. 1. Bitumen. 2. Storax.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śaila (शैल).—[feminine] ī stony, stone-like; [masculine] (adj. —° [feminine] ā) rock, mountain, [abstract] tā [feminine], tva [neuter]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Śaila (शैल):—mf(ī)n. ([from] śilā) made of stone, stony, rocky, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa] etc.
2) stone-like, rigid (with āsana n. a [particular] manner of sitting), [Catalogue(s)]
3) m. (ifc. f(ā). ) a rock, crag, hill, mountain (there are seven [or, [according to] to some, eight] mythical mountain ranges separating the divisions of the earth, viz. niṣadha, hema-kūṭa, nīla, śveta, śṛṅgin, mālyavat, gandha-mādana, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.
4) m. Name of the number ‘seven’ [Gaṇitādhyāya]
5) a dike, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]
6) Śailā (शैला):—[from śaila] f. Name of a nun, [Divyāvadāna]
7) Śaila (शैल):—n. (only [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) benzoin or storax
9) a sort of collyrium.
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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
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